New plans, initiatives and equipment for 2017/18
We’ve got a handful of tricks up our sleeve, over our heads and under our feet for this winter season.
Overhead. Base Lodge improvements include a whole new roof to keep things cozy, and the Sun Deck has been resurfaced (all the better to support your aprés firepit hangs).
Underfoot. Don’t own your own gear? Our Rental equipment fleet has a superbly restocked quiver. We’ve expanded the high performance options in the Bromley Rental shop this season with more new Rossignol Experience 80 skis, plus all new junior boots in the latest comfy model for happy kid feet.
In the bin. Food and Beverage expands on composting and reducing food waste throughout the base lodge food outlets. Compostable disposable tableware is in regular use, and garbage sorting – food waste, recyclables and trash-trash – will not just happen in the kitchen. Guests will be able to contribute to the project at locations throughout the cafeteria.
On our sleeve, pants, wherever! New Season Pass Artwork, by Kate McAllister - a sweet new collaboration with a fine talent, we plan to repeat this project annually starting now. Our Full, Super Value and Midweek Season Passes now feature 3 unique wintery watercolors, and we love them. More details about the artwork project here.
On the hill with Snowsports, right now. While we love our expert terrain, as a family friendly place with a great snowsports school, we’re known for our learn to ski programs! To better support this, snowmaking plans have been updated to include the Learning Zone and teaching terrain in Phase 1, as opposed to just opening with a top to bottom run for intermediate/experts. Weather permitting, lessons will be available from opening weekend on.
In the air. Team Snowmageddon gets 10 new Snow Gun Technology high efficiency Sledgehammer snow guns to replace older, less efficient models in our continuous efforts to reduce snowmaking draw on the electric grid. They’re also adding a variable speed air pressure controller between our 2 air compressors, giving us the ability to dial in exactly how much air we want to use. Typically, air compressors are either ON or OFF, producing a set amount of air. This allows us to fine tune the machines to work in tandem with what we’re calling for in air needs – we can use every cfm that comes out instead of wasting it.
Last but not least, we love winning. Bromley Mountain is the proud recipient of Efficiency Vermont’s 2017 Energy Leadership Award. Why? Commitment to change, that’s why! Bromley received the award for adopting nearly every energy efficiency technology in snowmaking, including this year’s enhancements mentioned above. Bromley has completed 27 energy-efficiency projects in collaboration with Efficiency Vermont since 2000. Check out the official press release, or read more about our Green Initiatives.
Welcome to Winter 2017/18!