Make the Most of It – Safely & Quickly

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Skiing is a cold weather sport.  Sometimes that means really cold!  Every place I’ve been over my career always goes through a few extreme cool downs and we’re coming out of one of them.  The weather for the extended forecast looks more “seasonable” but it is still quite cold. 

The best thing to do in the cold weather is to keep moving.  Keep the blood flowing but also take precautions like covering up all your exposed skin, dress in layers, wear face masks, and taking breaks.  This past week we did a few videos on some tips to keep you warm while no the slopes.  

Another thing to do ensure you’re still moving.  Don’t get stuck at the RFID Gate.  I know some of our seasoned staff is quite good at this but maybe some of you still have trouble.  

Finally when on our detachable chairs Comet, Cupid and Dasher use the safety bar.  It’s there to keep you safe.  It’s not that big of a deal to lower it and Dasher & Cupid have foot rests giving you a little extra comfort.  If you are on our triples sit back and keep the little ones close.  Hopefully with our proposed expansion we can upgrade these chairs in the next few years to have the safety restraints of our newest lifts.  

As we wind down the month of January which is National Ski Areas Association Safety Month we wish everyone out there a safe season.  Snowmaking is officially done for the year and we have an enormous base which will only grow with Mother Nature’s help.  Remember when you are out on the slopes to ski & ride responsibly, alternate when in lift lines, and most of all respect one another.  It’s more fun that way.  

I’ll see you on the slopes.  


Greg Fisher


  1. AJ on January 26, 2022 at 8:02 pm

    Hey Greg – always look forward to your blogs; such fun to read! You guys are doing a great job.

    One thing I’ve observed, which is a really small matter, is that the clocks on most of the lifts don’t work. I know it’s not a big deal but it’s the small things that matter. Maybe it’s just the cold but I noticed this too in Nov and Dec when it wasn’t as cold.

    Also I have a cool suggestion for the season pass holders: I’m not sure if you guys do this currently or if it’s possible, but do you guys get insights for the RFID cards? If so, sending out some stats to the season pass holders would be super cool. Ie, how many times you rode and scanned per day, month, the entire season. How that compares to other season pass holders per day, month, season, etc.


    • Greg Fisher on January 27, 2022 at 10:40 am

      AJ thanks man. Clocks I will totally look into the batteries of them. I bet that’s it and I totally get it. I honestly haven’t noticed it myself but will have our lift operations team update the clocks.

      Stats. I’ll look into that with our CRM team as do know how many days people get scanned. I am preparing a season pass holder email so if I can include some small stats I will!

      Thanks for the suggestions and keeping us on our toes!

      • Alex on January 27, 2022 at 4:01 pm

        I’ve been skiing at GP since we first implimeneted the Rfid gate system and have fallen victim trying to scan my pass on the “orange thing” far more times than I care to admit. Very good piece of information to know! Hopefully getting this word out will help with the delays at the gates, especially with what is sure to be a busy month ahead.

        With that being said have we ever considered adding a singles line that extends through the gates all the way to the lift? Seems like this may help maximizing the number of riders per chair during busy times on Comet.

        Can’t wait to ride again soon! 🤙


        • Greg Fisher on January 28, 2022 at 7:35 am

          There is a singles line on the West Side of Comet that we have made go now right to the chute area. We added this in last week and feel it has helped. Every Saturday & busy Sundays this side of Comet will be open to reduce lines and get more butts in seats.

  2. susquatsch on January 27, 2022 at 9:06 pm

    turn back clocks so we ski till 10 lol I skied Tuesday and granite outdid itself with how many guns making a spring base Greg?. It seemed like a 100! What a class act

    • Greg Fisher on January 28, 2022 at 7:36 am

      We had about 40 guns going last week to finish up our operations. It was a quick decision to do that to do exactly that build up a strong spring base in some weak spots particularly in the middle of the ski area.

      We are now done!

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