WINTER 2006/07 IN REVIEW
Mount Washington Alpine Resort had a great ski season this past year. “We started fantastically with an early opening, Nov. 30, and lots of powder,” Mount Washington Marketing Director Karen Bonell said. “1998 was the last time we opened in November,” Bonell said.
“(That) really set us up with a good base of 350 centimetres, which was there until the end of the season.”
The Resort saw snow in November and January. In March and April “we got hit with a lot of high, high winds. High winds when you’re up in an alpine setting plays havoc with the trees, and hydro and chairlifts when you’re in the air.” The Boomerang operated regularly except for a week when the snow conditions were too hard – they waited for some fresh snow before re-opening it.
“On the days when there was powder, we were really busy,” she said. Skier visits were up five per cent over last year, which was a good thing.
“If we could have got those weekends in February or March…I’ve never seen so many power outage days because of the winds,” she said. This was one season after new power lines and power poles were erected along the roadway.