Went walking around the Top of Seven Springs to see what was happening this weekend and I found a lot of activity. To see the pictures of what I found follow the link. Seven Springs Construction
Southwind at Lake Tahoe.
On this site I found that almost al the trees in the site have been torn down. They are in the process of running pipe between the Villages and Southwind so the top of the slopes on the front face are all pretty torn up. The trail between the six pack and Wagner slope was completely regraded with slag. Also the rope tow for the terrain park there was removed. Up near the top I saw some new snow making pipe and a few old rope tow towers. At the top of the Southwind there was a large mound of dirt that could potential be the top of the lift that is going to be placed in there.
Well now for the exciting news, the new slope. I managed to walk the slope from top to bottom. At the top it runs away from Gunner and towards the Turtleneck Glades. The main pitch is a wide arc that ends along side the glades. This pitch was very steep. I'm talking potential double black but of course everything seams steeper in the summer so dint get your hopes up yet. No snowmaking pipe was placed yet but if the put it down the skiers left of the slope then Turtleneck should benefit from a healthy dose of over blow. This could result in the glades opening earlier in the season and being skiable longer. Essentially they will be putting in two trails over there because of this. As was mentioned before this slope ends on the flat in the middle of the mountain.
Great Western Territory
Not much new happening here. Nothing has been touched on that slope since the initial cut. However there is some good news. For those who have been wanting to see what this slope will look like I managed to get a picture of it from the distance. It can be found in the photo album I posted above.