Due to record snowfall, IVGID Golf team recently teamed up with Diamond Peak & Public Works to collaborate on snow removal on the golf course. Golf Grounds borrowed a snowcat from Diamond Peak, and Travis Riley, Mechanic II from Public Works, pushed snow off of some of the deeper greens and tees on the Championship Course. He cleared the snow down to about 1 ½ - 2 feet with the snowcat so the grounds crew could handle the rest of the snow removal with snow blowers. Jeff Clothier, Golf Superintendent, said they used the snowcat to track over the fairways in order to break up the snow layers and open up some air space to allow for quicker melting.
This is the first time the golf grounds crew has had to use the snowcat at the Championship golf course; however, it is commonly used equipment during normal snow years at the Mountain Course. Jeff said they will be using the snowcat up at the Mountain sometime very soon. This was a great collaboration between Departments (ski, fleet, golf) to coordinate the usage, transportation and operation of the machine.
Photos above were taken 4/17/17. Snowcat photo below taken 3/22/17 on Incline Village Championship Course's hole #3. Note the metal stake next to the cart path for snow depth comparison.