To begin, I’d like to welcome you to the new Ski Santa Fe’s Manager’s Blog. We plan to provide exciting news and updates as we close in on the 20/21 ski and snowboard season. Under normal circumstances, I’d take a few moments to introduce myself and tell you about my family, ski area experience, and my diehard passion for the sport. But let’s be honest, there hasn’t been much normal in our lives for the last five or six months. Today, I want to give you an update on the ski area’s response to the Medio Fire. We have been in close communication with the Forest Service and fire crews as the fire progresses. I am optimistic that the plans in place from the Forest Service will minimize risk to the ski area, but we began taking extra precautions of our own as soon as we became aware of the fire. This past week we put all of our snow guns around the ski area to protect buildings, lifts, and other critical infrastructure. Currently, we have 33 snow guns in place to spray water at a rate around 1,000 gallons a minute, if necessary! The crew has worked extremely hard this week and I am very proud of everyone’s efforts. We will continue to monitor the fire around the clock and are ready to protect our beloved ski area. Thank you for the hard work from the Santa Fe National Forest, the Tesuque and Nambe Pueblos, and all of the courageous fire fighters on the ground for helping protect the forest that we all love and enjoy so much.