Cold weather is here: With temperatures running up to 20° colder than usual for the last week, we were able to start making snow earlier than in a typical year. Our snowmakers have already converted nearly 6 million gallons of water into beautiful white snow.
A little out of the Ordinary: In a typical year we would have the slopes open soon after we had a streak of good snowmaking weather like we are currently enjoying. As you are aware, this season will be a little different than the past. The ski area will operate out of temporary facilities in the parking lot, and utilize a newly reconfigured and expanded Lake Normandale parking lot. We are working to get final approvals to move into those temporary facilities.
Opening Soon: We anticipate opening the day after Thanksgiving, which is a typical opening date for the season. Although we have to stick to our opening schedule to get everything online for the year, you can rest assured that we will have some of our best features in place. The terrain parks will be more complete, we anticipate all the rope tows and lifts will be running, and race teams should be able to set gates, which is not typical of opening day anywhere.
A Season to Remember: As Hyland builds for the future, we appreciate your continued patience as we work to get open as soon as possible!
As the weather gets colder, Hyland is getting closer to opening for the upcoming ski season. The modular temporary chalet and guest services trailer are in place, and getting prepped for housing seating, guest services, snowsports academy, equipment rental, food service, and restrooms for the upcoming season. The new Ski Patrol building is on schedule to be open by the end of this month.
Work is continuing at a fast pace, both on the new Hyland chalet and on arrangements for temporary facilities for the 2014-15 season. Crews are now working on the second level in the new chalet, installing radiant heating before pouring the concrete floors. Curbs and drainage systems are being installed at the newly expanded Normandale parking lots, which will be open this winter. Watch for an extensive FAQ for the upcoming season within the next week, featuring information about parking, facilities, hill operations, and much more!
Chalet Road will be closed beginning August 21-22, use this detour if you are affected by the closure: