Camelback Ski Area Unveils Improvements for 2004/2005 Season

By AlpineZone News |
Oct 15 2004 - 11:08 AM

TANNERSVILLE, PA ??” Continuing a longstanding tradition of reinvestment in the overall mountain experience for its guests, Camelback Ski Area announces several improvements for the 2004/2005 season. Among the additions are 40 new high efficiency tower and sled-mounted snowguns, upgraded lights on Lower Cleopatra, new slopeside restrooms adjacent to the Children??™s Learning Center, excavation of the halfpipe, plus 600 new ski sets in the Rental shop.

The additional snowguns complement back-to-back snowmaking upgrades undertaken over the past two years that have transformed Camelback??в„ўs snowmaking system with cutting-edge technology. The additions allow Camelback to make more snow than ever before, while offering the ability to rebound from adverse weather faster than ever.

While Camelback has offered 100% night skiing across all 33 slopes and trails for the past several seasons, the ski area continues an upgrade program with the installation of more energy-efficient fixtures on Lower Cleopatra. Considered by many as one of the best ???cruising??? trails on the mountain, Lower Cleopatra is a popular route from mid mountain to the Sunbowl or Base Area.

Winter guests will immediately notice a new building in Camelback??в„ўs Main Base Area. Located adjacent to the Children??в„ўs Learning Center, a new two-story slopeside restroom building has been constructed, nearly doubling restroom capacity in the base area. The new facility will provide ski-up access, and features energy-efficient fixtures, and a bright, welcoming interior.

On the mountain, Camelback??в„ўs popular halfpipe will be benefit from widening and additional excavation work. The changes will allow for easier construction of the pipe during the early season, better transitions for riders and easier halfpipe maintenance all winter long.

Rounding out the list of Camelback improvements is a major purchase of new equipment for the rental shop. Included are 600 pair of Elan XRC Skis with Salomon Bindings, 300 Leki ski poles and 350 OVO helmets. In addition, 125 Burton Cruzer snowboards with Switch bindings and 200 Auclair wristguards have been added.