Mountain Message Blog

Saturday, December 01, 2018

Happy Opening Weekend!

Well, if you missed opening day, do not fret. Today is going to be just as amazing, if not more. Patrol and Mountain Ops are going forward with our 28 trails that we had open at the end of the day on Friday. And we can attest to the fact that there is a bunch of snow in them woods!

A few helpful notes on what to expect with conditions:

- We're looking at all ungroomed terrain having anywhere from 1 foot to over 3 feet of natural snow. This means that all ungroomed terrain can have thin spots, may have exposed water bars, and are best suited to expert skiers and riders. Please use your best judgement when entering an ungroomed trail, even though it may be a Blue Square, it will still pose a higher difficulty today due to conditions. 

- Expert skiers and riders, Pels and Sweepstakes are amazing. There is a bunch of snow up top, but as you drop down in the lower sections be aware of some open spots, which may be hidden, and exposed water bars.

- Novice skiers and riders, we are starting with top to bottom groomed terrain for you! Blueberry Patch to Upper Chute to Main Street will be open and groomed and is the easiest way down!

- Intermediate skiers and riders, both Raggae Glades and Moose Alley will be open for those who want to explore the trees on opening day, but want to keep the thrill level within their skill base. It looks great in there, but still please exercise caution with thin cover in areas.

We are very excited to be able to open this much terrain this early in the season, and just ask that you take a steady and cautious approach. Remember to get your skiing and snowboarding legs back, it is still early season.

Last Edited by Ben Hall on Saturday, December 01, 2018