One of the most exciting times of year here at Titus Mountain is when we roll-out the snow guns and start building big piles of the stuff. I have a great view of this action from my office window and I can tell you that watching it never get’s old. As the piles grow higher, I can just feel the anticipation of the coming season get stronger & stronger. It’s great!
Making snow is really an amazing process. Those of us who have been around long enough can remember a time when we waited impatiently for Mother Nature to gift us with enough snow to go play in, and then worried about how long she was going to let us keep it. Fortunately, there were creative dreamers among us who understood that this was “no way to run a railroad”. Over time, their passion, ingenuity, blood, sweat and tears won the day and changed our sport forever. In fact, Paul Augustine (Titus Mountain’s proprietor for many years) was one of the industry’s pioneers, first figuring out how he could offer reliable conditions at his ski area in Minnesota, and later introducing snowmaking to Titus in the 1980’s.
Today’s snowmaking industry continues to be a well-spring of innovation as new ideas and new technologies help ski areas to make more snow, better snow…and to do so more cost-effectively over a broader range of temperatures and humidity. Skiers and snowboarders have come to expect that there will be good snow on the trails even if there isn’t much in the woods!
The investment that ski resorts make to optimize their snowmaking and grooming has grown to become one of the largest items in their annual operating budgets…and Titus is no exception. Over the last several seasons, we have expanded the capacity of our water delivery network, added new snowmaking guns and upgraded to Pisten-Bully groomers. All of this effort becomes worth it when we hear our regulars proclaim that “Titus snow is the BEST snow”!
We invite you to come and experience first-hand what they’re talking about. We think you’ll like how our snow feels under your edges!
From The Slopes
We love the snow, obviously. But there's more to the mountain than just the conditions and the trails. Get the insider's scoop on what helps this industry run, from ski shops to snowboard movies, nature hikes to safety tips. Let us know what you think!