Spectacular weather greeted guests Saturday - day one of Meadows' "Preview Weekend". The good news that Cascade Express was added to the lift schedule - and sunshine would soften the upper level snow excited those turning out for their first turns of the season.
They weren't disappointed. Cascade offered up some excellent groomed runs - although the terrain is limited. We caution that it is early season and you need to watch for unmarked obstacles, but for a pre-Thanksgiving preview the groom is pretty darn good.
Shipyard was also set with three lines: 1) Flat box, flat-down box, flat box. 2) Flat rail, picnic table. 3) Down rail, elbowed corrugated pipe. All lines lead into the Ball-Cano.
Steve Warila Photo
Those who took a break from freestyling or taking turns on Cascade enjoyed the Alpenstube on the Deck, basking in the November sun. Meadows also opened up the relocated Higher Grounds featuring espresso drinks, smoothies and eventually waffles, all served inside pass holder services (isn't that convenient)!
Sunday should be identical to Saturday - the weather forecast is unchanging and we'll get the groomers out for some great riding on Sunday! We're not scheduled to operate Monday - Wednesday, and we'll evaluate the weather and conditions to determine our Thanksgiving holiday schedule. See you Sunday!
Nordic Center Operates Sunday and Monday
The Nordic Center will open with 1 KM of trail (out to Sahalie Falls and back) Sunday and Monday, from 9 AM - 4 PM each day. There will be set track and skating. $10 track fee, Nordic pass holders are free! We'll have lessons and rentals available. The HRM lot will be open for Nordic parking only.