This summer at Red we are working to enhance our winter product. While the bike park will not be in operation, there are a number of improvements currently underway in preparation for the 2008/09 ski season. With a deep snow base we have been able to get an early start on our brushing and pruning program and currently have a crew on mountain working to prune some of your favourite gladed areas including Powder Fields. This work will continue throughout the summer with extensive brushing to cut back alder and open up overgrown areas. Additionally, a new hiking and biking trail has been commissioned on Red Mountain this summer with an estimated completion date of late fall.
Red has also started a mechanical, structural and electrical audit of all chairlifts. This audit is being conducted by third party consultants to give a thorough assessment of all lift components and to ensure the best reliability for our guests.
Work on the new Caldera neighbourhood at the base of the mountain has also begun. Caldera will be built based on design guidelines supporting tree retention, a recreational trail network and environmental standards. For safety purposes the Caldera site will soon be closed to the public and trails will be rerouted around the construction area.