10/07/2011 Michael A. Scanlon endlesswintersnow@yahoo.com Endless Winter Snow weblogUpdates.ping EndlessWinterSnow http://endlesswintersnow.blogspot.com/

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Don't forget, this is your last chance to buy your discounted season pass. Sale ends October 31st! Adults can save up to $160 and families save up to $1020.
This weekend you can come see us in person at the Seattle BEWI Snowsports Expo and a number of shows in Saskatchewan.
See You This Weekend at the Seattle BEWI Snowsports Expo This weekend, you can meet our staff at the Seattle BEWI Snowsports Expo at Qwest Field Event Centre in Seattle, Washington. Find out about NEW developments and improvements at both resorts, special accommodation offers, and pick up your copy of our new brochures.

We will also be at the following consumer shows during the month of October:
October 27 - 29, Warren Miller, Portland, OR
October 28 - 29, Warren Miller, Edmonton, AB
October 29, Saskatoon Ski Show, Saskatoon, SK
October 30, Regina Ski Show, Regina, SK
October 31, Moose Jaw Ski Show, Moose Jaw, SK

Bring your corporate retreat to a true winter wonderland; where business meets pleasure! Big White and Silver Star offer a great location for your company to come for an inspiring, team-building atmosphere this winter. Our knowledgeable staff will share their passion of the mountain and help you plan the perfect retreat for your corporate group of 20 or more. Packages start from just $93 for ski/in-ski/out accommodation and lift tickets.

For more information on group and corporate retreat packages, contact Amber French at (250) 491-6151 or visit the Big White and Silver Star website for complete package details.
Summer Grooming Continues into Winter with new Schulte Mower The cat crew at Silver Star Mountain Resort has taken a unique approach to summer trail maintenance. Rob Hopkinson, Silver Star's Vehicle Maintenance Supervisor, converted a Schulte mower (normally used in farming) to a hydrostatic drive system so that it can be used behind a Prinoth grooming machine. The difference in grooming time has been enormous – the new machine groomed Blast Off in only forty five minutes! The new mower is 15 feet wide (three 5-foot decks, and each side deck and be raised and still mow up to 90 degrees)! Silver Star's Operations Manager, Brad Baker says that this new mower will be able to whack alder stalks, even with snow on the ground!
Full speed ahead on the Silver Woods Lift!
Load testing and electric motor tests on the new Silver Woods high speed quad took place last week, and, as Operations Manager Brad Baker says, "it's a thing of beauty!" Individual chairs were loaded up with 170 lb boxes and 33 out of 66 chairs (half the chair line, the other half 'coming down' are empty) and the lift is stopped, started, and run at various speeds to simulate every conceivable situation it will experience once it's operational.
Check out our Christmas specials at Big White **** Endless Winter Winter Gear on Sale

Wildcat- OPEN
We thought we would have 8+ trails for the weekend . . . well, it's going to be 24(+) now. Yes, that's half the mountain, basically! The snow is mid-winter, temps are not . . . really no wind expected. It's pretty special. . . but with all the unexpected open terrain, you'll know exactly why when you get out there!


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