Sunday, January 6, 2013


By all reports it's been raining south of Taunton rd. today, but that was not the case here at the Brim! We woke up to an inch or two of fresh new snow and it snowed well into the afternoon.

If you were not out here getting some down time...
you're missing out!



The dedicated team of volunteers from CADS-DURHAM hit the slopes today for their pre-program on hill training session.

Today the group practiced loading the chair lifts (including our new Main Street chair with loading conveyor for the first time) and "driving" the equipment in preparation for next weeks start of their 8 week adaptive skiing program.

Here's some shots of the action,

CADS-DURHAM is part of a volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of skiing for persons with disabilities. For more information on CADS click here


If you were anywhere along the 401 corridor today you may not have believed me when said it snowed all day here to prove it, here are some photos taken today (Jan 6, 2013) at the Brim...

Brimacombe Ski Racing Club practice on Standard

 Main Street in the snow

The volunteer ski patrol (CSP) practiced toboggan handling today.

Clubhouse Run, stop into the West Chalet sometime for a hot chocolate by the fire.

Heather B working on the Ben's Bump race course

A quite ride through the Bowl


Our NEW "Main Street" quad chair with loading conveyor

Loading a chairlift has never been easier!


Our 8 week lesson programs start up this week, if you or your children are enrolled please be sure to be here with enough time to get prepared and to the Brimacombe Snow School prior to the start time of the lesson.



The temperature is forecast to drop tonight and into tomorrow afternoon, our plan is to bring our snowmaking arsenal back onto the terrain we have already opened and build more base depth on the thinner areas.

The forecast for this week appears to show us entering the infamous "January thaw", a phenomenon we often see within the second two weeks of January. The "January thaw" is typically a week or so of higher than seasonal temperatures with the occasional day or two of rain, these events typically harm nothing more than the perception of how much snow we have on our terrain...when the snow melts in the towns and cities people often mistakenly think we have lost all of our snow too. The die hard skiers know that this is never the case and our conditions actually suffer very little. We may lose a few areas that are strictly natural snow but these will be quickly recovered as soon as the temperatures drop into the "snowmaking zone". By next week we should be through the mild spell and back into winter temperatures again.


Stephan and his crew have be working hard building the VAULT terrain park and we plan to have it open for night skiing on Tuesday, January 8, 2013. This years park promises to be great, don't forget to get your Brimacombe Park Pass! You can follow our easy to use on line Park Pass Program here  or stop by the Main office in the East Chalet and ask of our in house version to complete if you do not have reliable Internet service.

It was another day in paradise,