Snowflake Factory ("behind the scenes") tour

spacemonkeymafia

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In 2013, the Sunday River Mountain Ops crew was kind enough to open up their Snowflake Factory to us to explain how they make snow and to show off some of their unique vehicles and equipment. Once again, we will be getting a behind the scenes peek at how they keep the mountain going on Friday afternoon. From what I understand, it will be a bit different than last time to avoid too much repetition and to show off some new toys.

I did not make it to the tour last year, so I am determined to do so this year. Who else is planning to check it out? If you're interested, please post here so we can get an idea of a headcount to give the venue. Don't worry-this isn't binding and it's a free event, so if you end up not going on it for whatever reason, it's no problem.

I think it is scheduled for 2 pm to 4 pm on Friday, but if you arrive after 2, you can still join in. It's a short drive from the hotel (a few minutes? I'm sure Lawson can give a more exact answer).

Sign-up list: (not official or binding)
  1. spacemonkeymafia
  2. meerschm
  3. n1das
  4. Lisa T.
  5. MonsterDog
  6. GeekDrew
  7. millere5815
  8. jonferns
 
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vwUMO

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Quickly, if you miss the group leaving the SnowFlake Factory is in the Barker Mtn. Lodge parking lot. There are plenty of signs to get to Barker.
 

meerschm

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I am looking forward to this.

so count me in.

schedule says 2:30-4,

more details on exactly where to meet would be nice.
 
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VeeDubTDI

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The time will be 2:30pm - 4:00pm on Friday prior to the official start of TDIFest.

Meet at the parking lot outside of the snowflake factory. Tour begins when the mountain ops people are ready for us. Late arrivals can join the group at any point - if we aren't outside, we'll be inside. ;)

Here is a link to the thread from 2013 with pictures: https://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=391705

I'll also make sure to put up some signs along the road at the appropriate turning points, which I may have neglected to do last time. :eek:
 

n1das

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The time will be 2:30pm - 4:00pm on Friday prior to the official start of TDIFest.

Meet at the parking lot outside of the snowflake factory. Tour begins when the mountain ops people are ready for us. Late arrivals can join the group at any point - if we aren't outside, we'll be inside. ;)
n1das & Lisa T. --> IN

Missed it in 2013. Looking forward to it. :)
 

meerschm

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The time will be 2:30pm - 4:00pm on Friday prior to the official start of TDIFest.

Meet at the parking lot outside of the snowflake factory. Tour begins when the mountain ops people are ready for us. Late arrivals can join the group at any point - if we aren't outside, we'll be inside. ;)

Here is a link to the thread from 2013 with pictures: https://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=391705

I'll also make sure to put up some signs along the road at the appropriate turning points, which I may have neglected to do last time. :eek:

Thanks,

the wiki page

http://wiki.tdifest.com/doku.php?id=tdifest2015:start&redirect=1#where

has an incorrect start time for the snowflake tour. (but the snowflake factory is on the handy google map. one of the blue bubbles)
 

VeeDubTDI

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Who else is going to this? I'd like to be able to give the hotel an estimated head count.
 

VeeDubTDI

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If you like intrastructure and machinery, you'll get a kick out of this place.
 

Abacus

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I am a tentative since I'm picking BleachedBora (+1) up at the airport and then heading home to let him use the wagon for the weekend. I am unsure of when his flight arrives, however.
 

1854sailor

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Saw it last time. Amazing engineering. I'm picking compu_85 up at the airport in Portland on my way up from visiting friends in MA around 1430, so I won't be there.
 

VeeDubTDI

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Saw it last time. Amazing engineering. I'm picking compu_85 up at the airport in Portland on my way up from visiting friends in MA around 1430, so I won't be there.
Thank you for that! It saves me a very long trip to/from Portland.
 
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