Wednesday, April 23, 2014

4:59 pm 04/22/14--Spring is here at The Beast, and that means beautiful weather with a side of the unpredictable. Temperatures have remained well above freezing for the last several nights, making for super-soft snow conditions, but temperatures have begun to drop and will continue doing so through Thursday evening.

In order to preserve more snow for skiing and riding, we'll hold off on grooming most open terrain until the temperatures stabilize later in the week.

Light spring showers began afternoon, but we suspect the dropping temps may leave us with a fresh dusting of snow by morning. Twenty-four trails are on the agenda for Wednesday, with the only groomed route being upper Skye Lark to High Road to lower Bittersweet.

Due to the aforementioned unpredictability we will not run the K-1 Express Gondola on Wednesday, thank you for understanding.

Only intermediate and advanced skiing and riding are available at this time and late season spring conditions exist. Walking may be required on some routes, please ski and ride responsibly.

The Superstar Express Quad is scheduled to operate from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

K Parks
Look for a fresh rebuild of our late-season park on Lower Superstar this Friday, just above the Superstar Express load area. The park is closed Wednesday and Thursday.

Base Lodge Update
The K-1 Base Lodge is open daily. The Bear Mountain, Ramshead, Snowshed, and Skyeship Base Lodges, as well as the Peak Lodge, have closed for the season.

2013/14 Operating Day: 183
Open Trails: 23
Open Lifts: 1
Miles of Skiing: 8
Acres of Skiing: 92
Surface Conditions: Machine groomed/spring conditions
New Snow 24 hours: 0"
New Snow 48 hours: 0"
New Snow 7 days: 2"
Average Base Depth: 12" - 30"
Total Season Snowfall: 191"
Base Areas: K-1: Open
Snowshed: Closed
Ramshead: Closed
Bear Mountain: Closed
Skyeship: Closed
Rates: Adults (19-64): $69.00
Youth (7-18): $53.00
Senior (65-79): $59.00
Parks & Pipes Dream Maker: Closed
Easy Street: Closed
Minipipe: Closed
Neff Land Park: Closed
The Stash: Closed
Timberline: Closed
Uphill Travel Open