Wildcat Mountain is First East Coast Ski Area to Open

By AlpineZone News |
Oct 27 2005 - 04:12 PM

PINKHAM NOTCH, New Hampshire ??” With four feet of natural snow received since Sunday, Wildcat Mountain has moved its opening date, and is planning to open tomorrow, Friday, October 28, 2005, almost a full month earlier than originally planned. The mountain will remain open through Sunday, officially kicking off the 2005-06 Northeastern skiing and riding season.

Wildcat will open with one lift and 6 trails, including the Middle and Lower Lynx trails on Friday, with more terrain opening during Friday and the weekend.

“The terrain is really for more advanced skiers,” notes Alexa Bernotavicz, Director of Wildcat Ski Patrol and Lift Services. “We’re going to open as much as we can with what we have available for staff and resources, so folks can get out there and have fun in all this great early snow.”

The Tomcat Triple, which provides skiers a 1,500 foot vertical will be the only lift operating, as state inspections have yet to be performed on Wildcat’s other three lifts, including the Wildcat Express quad. The lift opens from 10 am – 3:30 pm on Friday, and 9 am – 3:30 pm on both Saturday and Sunday. Adult/teen lift ticket will be $30; Junior/senior lift tickets will cost $25.

Tuesday’s storm delivered copious amounts of snow to Wildcat Mountain, located near Mt. Washington which has received record-breaking snowfall this month. With sixteen inches at the base of the mountain, the snow mounted as skiers climbed with skins on their skis Wednesday to reap the reward of first tracks on at least three feet of new snow in the higher elevations. Added to more than a foot of snow received over the previous weekend, Wildcat’s trails are now covered under at least four feet of snow since Sunday.

The Lodge will open at 8 am each day, and food and beverage will also be available on the main floor as well as upstairs in the Pub and apr??s ski. For more information please visit the Snow Report page at www.skiwildcat.com or call 1-888-SKI WILD.

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  • riverc0il October 27, 2005 at 8:37 pm Reply

    congrats to wildcat. way to show the corporate ski world how a REAL ski area does it.
    :beer:

    six trails is extremely conservative, imo. if they really have snow as deep as they say they do, it is essentially impossible to bottom out in 2-3 feet of snow that think and heavy. any trail except the steepest and rockiest should be skiable. the closed trails should be flatter trails such as polecat as i assume they are not grooming with their caution that the trail is expert oriented?

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