091122-openingI woke up at 6am yesterday (Saturday) morning without needing an alarm. My head was filled with all of the different things that I wanted to check on to ensure a smooth start to the 09-10 winter season at PCMR. I quickly checked a few items on my laptop, while I started on my first up of coffee and was off to the resort at around 7. With two hours until “First Chair”, I had plenty of time to loop in with a number of people who were doing various tasks involved with our Daily Operations Reporting (our DOR). I then wandered over to the ticket office to help stock trail maps, move signs around and start documenting the folks camped out waiting for first chair.

With just two lifts and as many runs to open, our mountain ops staff was ready to go with time to spare, so the first chair actually was loaded at about 8:50am and the season was off and running. I took a few more photos, waited for the lift line to clear and headed up for my one and only run of the day at around 9. I took a few pix as I headed down Homerun and was in the office putting up photos and helping with a few Flip shot videos until about 11.

So to wrap it up, I got my cruising run in on opening day and now I’m ready and waiting for some powder days now – let it snow!

Photo credit: Me for PCMR