Summer Glading Report
Our glading team had a very busy summer of enhancing habitat of the powder rider. Corrie ‘The Captain” Wright and “Big” Steve kloepzig are long term Island Lake ski guides and also professional habitat enhancers. They go in every summer and selectivly thin trees and brush, thus making it safer and easier to ski and board down tree runs. This summer they improved about 100 acres of catski terrain. Here is a summary of the areas they worked in:
Sorefoot, Mt BaldyTargeting mostly large shrubs and bush in main path and trees in entrance lanes. Early season access.350m vertical, aprox. 6 hectares improved.Siko Bowl, Mt BaldyTargeting tree thickets in close out zones and exit via traverse.Aprox. 5 hectares improved.Shoulder between Face shot Bowl and Wolverine BowlLinking and expanding natural existing glades.Aprox 5 hectares improved.Geisha Bowl, Noesy Roll, Fair Brother, Kingsway, Holy land.Opened entrances and thicket areas on steeps.Aprox. 4 hectares improved.StumpfluffOpened early season lanes in left hand lines.Aprox.3 hectares improvedLower NonstopOpened thickets and entrances.Aprox. 2 hectares improved.Monashee TreesOpened close out zones.Aprox. 4 hectares improved.Gun barrelOpened Flanks and close out zones.Aprox. 2 hectares improved.HuntersOpened close out zones.Aprox. 2 hectares improved.King FirOpened large section of run for early season access. Cleared and linked glades.Aprox. 6 hectares improvedShred DaddyOpened Filming lanes.Aprox 1 hectare improved.Gun barrel RdCut by pass at rocky outcrop below Hunters left.