Opening This Saturday
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Well, we all survived another summer, and while some of us may pretend it’s our favorite season, we all know deep down that we would trade it all for fresh corduroy with a few inches of powder on top. Now thankfully the wait is over, and we’ll be back to skiing and riding this Saturday, November 11, 2017.
The first chair is planned to start spinning at 9:00 a.m., so be sure and get out there early if you want to be one of the first six on The Bluebird. To give you an idea of what early means, last year Brian Smuda was in line by 1:30 a.m. Now that’s devotion!
As for snowmaking operations, our team turned on our brand new system at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon, with the plan to run right through Saturday and beyond, as long as Mother Nature cooperates. Right now the period between Friday and Saturday looks to be prime conditions for snowmaking, and we can’t wait to really crank up the most powerful snowmaking system in the Northeast and see what it can do after $30 million in upgrades.
Planned terrain for opening day includes top-to-bottom skiing on Cascade, Canyon, Free Fall, and Long John, which has undergone an extensive widening project making it more accessible for beginners looking to explore the mountain from the summit. Additional trails planned for Saturday include Deer Run, River Run, Little John, and Launch Pad, with more terrain scheduled to open through the weekend and beyond.
Carinthia Parks, named the number one terrain park in the East by Transworld Snowboarding and Newschoolers.com, will also open with features from top-to-bottom on Gulch, along with additional features on Long John. With a planned total feature count of 14, Mount Snow will offer skiers and riders more variety than anywhere else in the East, with additional features to be added as terrain expands with snowmaking.
What does this mean for all of you? It means one of the earliest openings on record for Mount Snow, with many trails to choose from on day one. Now all that’s left is to be sure you all are ready to rip on Saturday morning. The Grind and our Season Pass Office are both open through the rest of the week, so get those skis tuned, grab your Peak Pass, and I’ll see you on Saturday! Not a passholder, no problem, we've got some great " buy early and save " deals on lift tickets.
See you on the slopes!