We are itching with anticipation. Mother Nature’s warm hands has our trails peeking green and kept us home for the weekend. But— Daniel couldn’t wait. He headed northeast of PA for a weekend of skiing and snowmaking know-how. He tagged along on runs, asked questions, and shared knowledge. He gained a greater understanding of the process, the science, and the work.
Snowmaking is about teamwork. Daniel’s itch for learning helps him become a better snowmaker— and a better teammate.
A SHOUTOUT TO ALL SNOWMAKERS: WE WELCOME YOU. Snowmakers who seek to share info, knowledge, and experience, come visit us! We want to share what we know, we want to hear what you know. It will make us all better players in the game.
Call Bob Taylor, Mountain Manager (Papa Miser), at 484.357.3296 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Say hello to our team.
Name: Bill Carroll
Better known as: Bill
Work: full time Equipment Maintenance Manager, Mountain Ops
Play: Ski, slow and easy
Favorite trail: Burma Road because it has “lots of great turns.”
A word from Papa Miser: “He’ll be stepping up into the maintenance supervisor spot shortly. He has some big shoes to fill, but I’m confidant that he can keep all the equipment running.” Bob jokes, “I just hope Bill’s thumbs are up to the task.”
Bill has an awesome education background with a degree in Aviation Maintenance Technology. He is a former US Air and TWA Aircraft Mechanic and Quality Engineer Aircraft Manufacturer. Before Bill came to Blue, he worked on snowcats at Eagle Rock Resort in Hazleton, PA. In 2010 and 2011, he was a Formula Fords racing champion. In his free time, he’s an avid hunter, fisherman, and amature photographer.
Name: Jason Loch
Better known as: Jay
Work: full time Night Crew Snowmaker, Mountain Ops
Favorite trail: Challenge because “it’s my favorite to make snow on.”
A word from Papa Miser: “Good, hard, energetic worker. Enjoys the outdoors. He takes care of rebuilding our automation system.”
Jason grew up in Allentown, PA. Before making snow, he was a machinest for nine years for the industrial gas industry. He’s a well-seasoned snowmaker, now clocking in at eight years at Blue. Jason is a Jack-of-all-Trades and spends most of his time rebuilding hydrants when the trails are green.
Name: Nathan Finken
Better known as: Nater
Work: full time Groomer, Mountain Ops
Favorite trail: Sidewinder because “I spend ten hours a night on it.” Switchback has the “best runs all day because nobody skis it.”
A word from Papa Miser: “Great young guy with a great sense of humor and a fantastic little dog. He’s our number one park groomer.”
Nate started with the Park Crew and worked his way up to Park Groomer. He’s another miser born and raised local from Easton, PA. Nate knows how to make you laugh. He works hard, and he plays harder.
The temperature is dropping, and the forecast is calling for snowmaking. Tonight, we are revving up the guns for what will hopefully be the first of daily night snowmaking runs. With Mother Nature willing, we predict opening the end of next week.
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See you on the slopes— very soon,
*Photo cred: Brad Rock, Terrain Park Manager, Bike Park Assistant Manager