This year Pennsylvania’s Elk Mountain Ski Resort purchased 500 new pairs of skis, boots, bindings, and poles along with 100 snowboards for its rental fleet. On the mountain, 700 Norway spruce trees have been planted, and several snowguns were replaced.
This is the first year in several that Elk did not embark on a major construction project or add new terrain over the summer. Last year, Elk built a new snowmaker’s building and the year before that, Elk constructed a new $2 million compressor building. Over the past ten years, Elk has re-built its entire snowmaking plant with new piping, new snowguns, and a pump house.
John Sherwood is a columnist for DCSki. When he's not hiking, biking, or skiing, he works as an author of books on military history.
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