"So that's the main lake and typically when the lake is full the water will extent all the way up to the treeline," explains Mountain Lake General Manager Jeffery Burrell.
But, even with the snow, it's obvious the waterline at Mountain Lake hotel isn't where it needs to be.
Explains Burrell, "We can't do the boating, we can't do the paddle boarding, we can't do fishing."
It's all because of something called, "piping holes-" a geologic condition that's made it challenging to keep Mountain Lake full.
"Imagine a big bathtub if you will, and there are piping holes in the bottom and over time the sediment that plugs those holes shifts to allow the water to escape. So, what we're doing is just filling those holes back up so the water will stay," Burrell explains.
Work to fill those holes started Monday and is set to continue for the next 3-weeks or so.
Says Burrell, "We're taking advantage of the lake being virtually empty and we're just using the sediment and rocks that are already there and just moving things from point a to point b to fill those holes up."
The snow has been an obstacle, but new General Manager Jeffery Burrell say the endowment that owns the 26-hundred acre facility is committed to restoring the resort to its former glory
"Mountain Lake has been a big part of the Giles County tourism community for many, many generations and the work we're doing here is to help keep it that way for now and the future."
After the work, the lake will be naturally filled with rain and snow melt.
It's hoped Mountain Lake will be completely refilled within the next year to year and half.