Work continues on all fronts at Castle Mountain Resort with snow making infrastructure now in the ground within the Huckleberry Zone and on Whiskey Jack run. Crews finished up burying water line, electrical, and setting up hydrants on Whiskey Jack run with topsoil to be moved back into place in addition to re-seeding still to occur.
BASE AREA WORK TO COMMENCE –
As far as laying waterline and power in the ground goes for our new snow making system, all that’s left is the area from the Huckleberry reservoir on Roundup Traverse through the base area. Existing utilities have been located with the assistance of our maintenance team and a high powered vacuum truck. Our contractor will start making their way through the base area in the coming days digging trenches to lay piping and electrical line within with the goal of being finished this stage next week.
SITE PREP FOR PUMP HOUSE BEGINS –
Some excavation work has taken place in the vicinity of our Huckleberry reservoir, where our new pump house will be located. The pump house is one of the major pieces of the snow making puzzle as it will pump water up the mountain to feed our snow making machines. While our pump house will be designed for two pumps, only one will be installed initially. Our first pump will have 270 horsepower (HP) with the ability to pump 250 gallons of water per minute (GPM). Capacity can be doubled into the future, making it possible to add additional snow making infrastructure in the Huckleberry terrain pod.
NATURAL GAS NOW FLOWING –
Natural gas is now flowing through Castle Mountain Resort’s old propane distribution system. With work continuing on the installation / upgrading of gas line from Beaver Mines to the resort, homeowners who have already converted their appliances can enjoy all the benefits of natural gas, with a temporary gas supply hooked up. Pipeline upgrading / installation is expected to continue through to early this fall when the temporary gas supply will be removed and the new line is connected to our distribution network.