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  • Bretton Woods Mountain Resort First in New Hampshire to Open for 2004-2005 Season


    BRETTON WOODS, NH ??” On Wednesday, November 10 at 8:30 am, Bretton Woods Mountain Resort became the first ski area in New Hampshire to open for the 2004-2005 skiing and riding season.

    The Learning Center Quad is servicing Rosebrook Meadow, which, as always, is complimentary for all ages. In addition to the snowmaking in progress on Rosebrook Meadow, the snow guns are also blowing over Upper Express, Bigger Ben, and Bretton??в„ўs Wo...

  • Jiminy Peak Set to Open Saturday, November 13


    HANCOCK, MA ??” Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort will open for the season for skiing and snowboarding this coming Saturday, November 13, 2004.

    The Berkshire Express six passenger high speed lift to the summit and the Novice Triple Chair will operate from 9 AM to 4 PM on both Saturday and Sunday. Eight interconnected trails will be open for operation on Saturday and Sunday: West Way, North Glade, Lower Glade, Upper Slingshot, Lower Slingshot,...

  • Sunday River Opened for Skiing and Riding Wednesday


    NEWRY, ME ??” Sunday River opened for the 2004-2005 season today, November 10, at 9 am.

    The snowmaking system was fired up Sunday night at midnight and has run consecutively since. When the lifts opened Wednesday, the system had run for nearly 60 straight hours.

    Risky Business, an intermediate trail on Spruce Peak will open and the resort expects to offer top to bottom terrain to the South Ridge Base Lodge with the Spruc...

  • Mount Sunapee Welcomes DRED Decision; Looks Forward to Working with Governor-Elect Lynch


    NEWBURY, NH ??” With New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development Commissioner Sean O'Kane carefully gathering and evaluating information on the Mount Sunapee Master Development Plan and expansion proposal and Governor-elect John Lynch about to take office, Mount Sunapee agrees it is in the best interest of the communities around the ski area and the state of New Hampshire for the commissioner's recommendation to be issued at a later...

  • Eastern Skiing and Riding Season Officially Underway at Killington


    KILLINGTON, VT ??” Skiers and riders have reason to celebrate as the eastern skiing and riding season officially got underway Tuesday, November 9 at 9 a.m. The result of intensive snowmaking operations, Killington Resort opened today with top to bottom terrain serviced by the K-1 Express Gondola and North Ridge Triple Chair.

    Eight trails covering three miles of terrain were offered on opening day. The season's first terrain park, locate...

  • Windham Mountain Makes Snow with Improved Snowmaking System


    WINDHAM, NY ??” Windham Mountain began making snow in earnest on Sunday, November 7 with hopes of beating their target opening date of November 19. The upgraded snowmaking system was still running through early afternoon Monday.

    "Our original target for opening day was November 19, but we have good temps through tomorrow night and we're looking at a Saturday opening as quite possible," said Windham Mountain Director of Marketing, Kirt Z...

  • Hunter Fires Up Snowmaking with Improved Pumphouse


    HUNTER, NY ??” On course with Mother Nature's recent and ongoing antics, Hunter Mountain officially began making the white stuff on Monday morning, November 8, 2004. The pumps and compressors were fired up and the valves were opened to start the snowmaking season. With two very cold nights ahead, and possible round-the-clock operation through Tuesday night, Hunter??™s team of snowmakers is taking full advantage of this early season cold snap to ...

  • Whiteface Begins Snowmaking with Goal to Open November 20


    WILMINGTON, NY ??” Whiteface fired up their snowmaking system on Friday, November 5 with a goal to open for skiing and riding on November 20.

    Whiteface, in Wilmington New York, began blowing snow at 10 am Friday on the Excelsior and Upper Valley trails on Little Whiteface Mountain. The snowmaking crew is adding more guns throughout the day Friday. Whiteface's first significant snowfall also occurred Friday with 4 inches accumulating by...

  • Killington Moves Opening to Tuesday, November 9


    KILLINGTON, VT ??” Killington Resort will open to the skiing and riding public on Tuesday, November 9, 2004 rather than the previously planned Monday opening. The change in date reflects a brief weather setback and was deemed necessary to ensure well-covered trails and a positive guest experience.

    Snowmaking is still underway and will continue while temperatures allow as Killington works to aggressively expand open terrain ahead of the...

  • Belleayre Begins Snowmaking in an Effort to Open November 13


    Belleayre Mountain joined other Northeast ski areas on Thursday morning by beginning to make snow for the 2004-2005 ski season. Belleayre, located in Highmount, New York has a vertical drop of 1,404 feet and 171 skiable acres.

    "Wednesday morning Mother Nature started to tease us with some snow flurries, then over night she let the temperature drop enough to fire up the guns," said Belleayre marketing representative Dawn Bauer. "With the tem...

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