Thank you so much to everyone who’s been helping out on the hill. With MLK weekend and the holidays behind us we’re back to seeing our usual high numbers on the weekends and midweek lows. We will be doing more ongoing training in the upcoming weeks, so any help with maintaining coverage during these trainings is greatly appreciated. We will also be doing a helicopter training with our pro staff on February 11 and 14th, so we’ll be especially in need of help on those days.
Please get fit tested for your N95 if you haven’t yet – Michael Doubek and Max Manktelow are in charge of fit testing.
We are now meeting inside at 7:30am on the main level of the Day Lodge, above the bathrooms, for stretches. Morning meeting follows directly after and takes place right outside of the lodge.
Please wear a mask in the bumps and all indoor spaces including gondola cabins, and do not show up to the mountain if you feel sick.
The entire Timberline complex, Pipeline, and Sawtooth Ridge have all opened to the public. Sawtooth will continue to be assessed daily.
Ski California Safety Day
January 29th is Ski California Safety Day. We’ll have a scavenger hunt, dog demos in the Arrow Pit, and other activities focused on guest interaction & education.
We sold $2636 worth of dog merchandise on MLK Saturday! Thank you so much to everyone who helped spread the word and raise money for our dog team. For anyone who’d like to be involved with selling dog merchandise, we’ll definitely need help at mid-mountain on President’s Day Weekend.
Stroll patrol handoffs
We have a handful of patrollers who have been working mid-mountain as “stroll patrol,” and we have started handing off the final leg of transport (from mid to the clinic) to these patrollers. This has been hugely useful for keeping numbers up high. Please consider handing off the final portion of your transport to patrollers at mid if your patient is ambulatory and can be taken down on the gondola.
We now have mindfulness bells outside of every bump. The goal of these bells is to keep us all present and intentional in our work, to get the most out of our days, and to keep us safe in the more mundane parts of our job. Please try to get in the habit of ringing the bells every time you pass them as a gentle reminder to yourself to be mindful!
We’ve seen a long stretch of warm, dry weather and that doesn’t seem to be changing any time soon. With that being said, we’re beginning to see bare spots and thin coverage pop up across the mountain. Keep an eye out for potential hazards and mark them as they appear, and consider placing thin cover signage at the top of runs that need it.
Thank you again for the time and energy you’ve all been contributing to keeping our mountain running! We couldn’t do it without all of you.
Please email Dave Rozzi if you have any questions.
Let’s get back to praying for snow!