Steep slopes are great for skiers and snowboarders but can make glade-clearing operations challenging for humans and machinery. That’s where the Goats of the Glades come in!
Now through the 2016-2017 winter season, our team of more than a dozen Boer Goats will assist our grounds crew by clearing the hard to reach glades in an environmentally friendly way!
Not only do the goats match human effort in their ability to clear overgrowth, they exceed it, eating everything in sight and leaving a clear area great for tree skiing, all in just a few days.
We are thrilled to be able to create a safer and greener way of maintaining this area in preparation for ski season and this project is just a small piece of a much larger effort to reduce our environmental impact across the resort.