We are SO excited to announce a little secret we’ve been keeping….
The Snow Bowl, our beloved local ski area, is currently installing a Wonder Carpet lift! Check out these installation photos from yesterday:
The moving carpet will be accessible to the littlest powder hounds and newest skiers and is sure to make those first days on the slopes smoother!
We spoke with the Peter Mackey at the Bowl this morning and learned that the carpet will be open to anyone for, drum roll please….FREE! Yup, no need to buy a ticket if you just plan to use the carpet hill. How fantastic is that??? Seriously, how many times have you decided not to go skiing with the kids because deep down you know it’s going to a 2o minute battle to get them dressed, 10 minutes of sweating buckets hiking up the hill (with them most likely in your arms), and 5 minutes of actual skiing before they ask you for a hot chocolate break… and all the while you’re thinking, “I paid for this?!” Well fear not, now you’ve got help from a wonderfully simple lift that will increase skiing time and decrease the sweating bullets and whining time. How great is that?!
We will keep you posted on their progress, but Peter hopes that the installation will be complete by the weekend, so they can start making snow on the carpet hill and open just after Christmas. Fingers crossed for cold weather and snow this weekend!Update: Here’s what the completed carpet looks like. It’s fantastic and has been enjoyed by skiers of all ages!