Erik Meertens, the newly appointed mountain operations manager for SPR, cautioned that any developments were weather dependent, especially the logging aspect, but was optimistic given the early spring conditions.
“This year, with the low snowpack in the valley, things are about two or three weeks ahead of schedule. I’d say by July 1 we’ll be mobilizing equipment into those areas.”
Meertens said the intention was to complete the two runs that were started from the bottom up last year. Known internally as Run B and Run C, the new runs are parallel to Static Cling and are expected to offer terrain similar to Static Cling and the other “Laundromat” themed West Morrisey runs — similar to last season’s newly added Lint Trap and Tumble Dry.
“They’ll be Black Diamonds. It’s a classic Morrisey run. A little bit of pitch off the top, flatter in the middle, and steep at the bottom.”
The routes will lead onto the Fairways ski-back and finish on Mountain View Drive alongside existing West Morrisey routes. Meertens said SPR would continue to provide a shuttle service on Mountain View Drive to bring skiers back to the village base.
Meertens said more work is planned for Gil’s if time and weather permits, as well as forest health work on upper Orient Ridge, near Carpe Diem.
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