HANCOCK, Massachusetts ??вЂќ It may be Black Friday for holiday shoppers, but the day after Thanksgiving is the kick-off to the winter season for many skiers and riders, and this year was one of the best in a long time. The Thanksgiving snowstorm dropped 5 to 8 inches of snow at Jiminy Peak, which combined with terrific snowmaking conditions to make for a terrific ‘White’ Friday at Jiminy!
Three times as many skiers and snowboarders visited Jiminy Peak today versus the same day last year, with twice as much terrain open, for the busiest Friday after Thanksgiving ever at Jiminy Peak. This early season is already shaping up to be one of the best ever. Year to date sales of the Jiminy Peak Value Card are up 15% over last year, and season pass sales are also at the highest level ever at Jiminy Peak, at 10% ahead of last season already.
J.J.’s Lodge, the final building in the Village Center at Jiminy Peak, will open on December 10, 2005 with a new food court featuring John Harvard’s Express, seasonal lockers, the Snowsports School, and fifteen condominiums. The $6.8 million investment in J.J.’s Lodge brings Jiminy Peak’s total capital investment over the past six years to more than $16 million.