Trail lighting systems significantly extend the number of hours in a day that skiers can safely use the trails in a ski area. Commute times from nearby cities and limitations on school and work schedules prohibit scheduling ski training during daylight hours midweek. During December and January there is little daylight before 8:00 am and after 4:00 pm. The installation of trail lighting will allow the ASC Training Center to extend the availability of adequately lit trails from 7:30am to 7:30 pm during the winter months, providing up to 4 additional hours of access to lit trails on targeted days (Wednesday and Friday PM). Ski organizations in most surrounding communities including Reno, Truckee, Tahoe City, Colfax, Grass Valley, Auburn, and as far away as the Bay Area will benefit from lighted trails.
Pilot Program: (2021) 1km of lighted trails under construction lights Mid-December to Early-January (Wednesday and Friday PM until 7:30pm)
NYE Race: Come join a freestyle night sprint under the pilot program lights on December 31st, 2021, and then stick around and enjoy a beverage under the lights.
Phase 1(Fall 2022) Stadium lights and 960m of trail. Funding Secured
Phase 2: 2.1km of night skiing trails (as funding allows)
Phase 3: (TBA) additional 2.9km of night skiing trails for a 5km lighted loop