Groomed Delight: We’ve had Mother Nature teasing us! Though the temperatures go up and down, it’s always cooler here in Swain. Our faithful mountain crew is out on the trails working tirelessly to get us in shape for your visit! Maverick one of the trails that borders our new development, is loaded with snow, and gives a great view of the direction we are heading. Make sure you give it a try next time you come to Swain!
Slope Side Improvements: We pulled out the heavy machinery this summer for some slope-improving grading work. You’ll find a wider, gentler slope on Miles Sweep for beginner and intermediate skiers to enjoy. Skiers exiting quad III and heading to Wheels will find a gentle downhill instead of the uphill climb they faced in previous years. The addition of new drainage systems on Wheels and Brewer should divert annoying run-off to give skiers top quality snow throughout the season. Over at the tubing park, you will find a new backstop which means that Swain’s tube park will be able to open earlier, with better snow coverage.
Snowmaking Expansion: Swain has teamed up with Ratnik Industries (Victor, NY) for a snowmaking expansion worth nearly $200,000. Ratnik has designed and manufactured snow guns according to our exact needs at specific locations on mountain. A total of 60 guns: 50 tower-mounted (mostly 30’ and several 15’) and 10 sled-mounted (15’). The tower guns will be installed on the head-walls and the sled guns will be used to provide better coverage on wider slopes. The new guns will be operational for the 2012-13 season.
Slope Side Housing Development: The slope side development on the west side of the mountain features ski-in ski-out properties on an expanded trail system. There are 27 properties in the planned expansion as well as new slope side, multi-use trails that are integrated into the development properties. The slope and trail expansion is themed around Swain’s vision of being a year-round, multi-use resort for downhill skiing, cross county skiing, mountain biking, and hiking right at Swain Resort and more importantly, one more step toward becoming the premier family resort in the region.
Lot preparation has started for some who already purchased lots, including brush clearing and well drilling. The development road is complete and driveable.
Lots are still available, and range from $25,00-$35,000 email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.