WEST DOVER, Vermont — Mount Snow kicked off the 09-10 winter season by opening with top to bottom trails on two of its mountain faces. At 9am this morning the Grand Summit Express, Canyon Express and Discovery Shuttle lifts offered terrain on the main face of the mountain for a group of guests eager to carve their first turns of the season. Meanwhile at Carinthia the Nitro Express spun into action as a horde of park riders raced to be the first to put board to steel in the Nitro terrain park. In total there was over 70 acres of skiing and riding on four trails with ten terrain park features.
Since being purchased by Peak Resorts three years ago, Mount Snow has become known for its high quality snow and early season openings. Mount Snow has spent over $9 million installing 250 fan guns. The fan guns perform better in marginal temperatures (above 25 degrees) and have proved to increase production and be more energy efficient. While this season is off to a later opening than previous ones, Mount Snow waited to open until the terrain met its high standards. “We’ve been ready and finally, we got the temperatures. It was important for us to open with top to bottom terrain for all skiing and riding abilities. It may have taken a day or two more than expected but we’re very proud of what we have to offer,” said Kelly Pawlak, Mount Snow General Manager.
Mount Snow is aggressively expanding their snowmaking operations and expects to have new terrain opening by the weekend. Sunday, December 13th, Mount Snow is offering one of their most popular promotions, Youth Pay Their Age Day. Youths 18 and under can purchase a full day ticket for the price of their age. Check www.mountsnow.com for conditions and trail openings in the days to come.