Plans to Open for Pre-Season Rail Fest This Weekend with All Ticket Proceeds to Benefit a Local Business Damaged During Irene
West Dover, VT (October 27, 2011) – With favorable snow making temperatures and a snow storm in the forecast, Mount Snow, Vermont is planning to fire up a few of its high output fan guns starting Thursday night, October 27 in preparation for a pre-season fundraising event and rail fest this Saturday and Sunday, October 29 & 30. Weather permitting; the Southern Vermont resort anticipates opening one chairlift on its learning terrain and planting some terrain park features in the snow for a rail-fest-type teaser weekend. All proceeds from the $10 lift tickets will go towards helping North Star Bowl, the popular Wilmington bowling alley, frequented by locals and visitors, that experienced significant flood damage from Tropical Storm Irene.
“This isn’t going to be our official opening for the ski season, just a fun thing to have our guests come up and enjoy some snow while raising money to help North Star Bowl get back on their feet after Tropical Storm Irene,” says Mount Snow General Manager, Kelly Pawlak. “We’ve done a pre-season rail jam the last couple of years and people really enjoy it.”
Mount Snow is equipped with the most snowmaking fan guns of any resort in North America and the high efficiency, high output machines can produce a large amount of snow at marginal temperatures in a very short period of time compared to traditional air-to-water snow guns. It is this technology that allows Mount Snow to hold pre-season events like the one this coming weekend and also to open with a quality product once extended cold temperatures set in.
The lift will spin from 10:00am – 4:00pm both Saturday and Sunday, October 29 & 30 with lift tickets available for purchase in the Clocktower Building starting at 9:30am both days. Terrain park features will be planted in the snow for park riders to brush up on their skills in preparation for this coming winter.
It appears that winter has started early with a steady snowfall occurring all day Thursday, October 27 at the resort with several inches predicted to fall before the storm wraps up late Thursday night. Learn more about what’s going on at Mount Snow this weekend at www.mountsnow.com .