I find it interesting that last season COVID dictated our last day of snowsports was 3/16/20, and that this year our final operational day was just 5 days later due to unseasonably high temperatures impacting our conditions. Historically speaking, the second half of March each year is generally questionable and often limited to weekend operations only. Sadly though this season, we weren’t afforded more “spring deck time” with family and friends as was the case in many previous seasons.
And so we look forward to another summer, optimistically with relaxing pandemic concerns and opportunities to return to a near normal. At your ski club routine maintenance operations will continue along with finalizing our efforts on the next step of Ausblick’s Long Range Plan. Our goal is to secure the Capital Funding necessary to complete the snowmaking & electric infrastructure, allowing us to abandon and fill the cooling pond at the top of the hill. Several efforts need to fall into place, however if they do our snowmaking capabilities should be significantly increased.
If the above didn’t get you excited, maybe looking forward to General Manager Dennis Evinrude’s Anniversary Celebration will. Yup, 2021 marks 50 years at Ausblick! Plans are to hold a celebration sometime late in 2021, details will be sent out as soon as they’re available.
On behalf of the Ausblick Club Board of Directors, our sincerest Thank You to all members and guest for everyone’s patience and consideration of one another during the season as we all had to adapt to pandemic guidelines. It wasn’t a perfect situation, however it was much more than many thought would be possible. Our “Wait List” of families submitting applications for membership increased by over 90 during our December-March 20/21 snowsports season. Thank You all for introducing your friends to the Ausblick experience.
In closing, I’m certain our entire membership would express their appreciation towards General Manager Dennis Evinrude and his Leadership Team this past season. Lynn-SnowSports School Director, Kyle- Snowmaking & Grooming Operations, Reid-Front Office & Lift Operations; along with their respective teams as they all worked so diligently to afford Ausblick’s Membership and Guests the best possible 20/21 snowsports season. Special Thanks to the Ausblick Ski Patrol for their dedication to service our club during the “pandemic” season, and to all those members who financially gave support during the modified Ski Patrol carnival.
Bob Turowski – President
Ausblick Ski Club