Seven Springs Kicks Off the Season

By AlpineZone News |
Dec 15 2004 - 04:15 PM

CHAMPION, PA ??” With nearly a foot of natural snow this week, near perfect snowmaking conditions and the promise of more snow on the way, Seven Springs will open for the season Friday, December 17, 2004.

The resort will open 8-10 slopes and trails, including Avalanche, Tyrol, Stowe, Wagner and North Face slopes, Fawn Lane, Phillip’s Run and Cortina trails. Four or Five lifts will be in operation, including the high-speed six- passenger Coca-Cola Polar Bear Express.

“Everyone is excited to get the winter season started,” comments Scott Bender, president of Seven Springs Mountain Resort. “And based on the long range weather forecast through next week and our snowmaking capabilities, we anticipate having all 31 slopes and trails open by December 24.”

With regular hours of operation in effect, guests can enjoy the slopes both day and night. Lifts will start at 9:00 a.m. and run until 10:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 10:00 p.m. on Sunday. Additional terrain will open as natural snowfall and snowmaking efforts allow, so stay in touch with the snow report for the latest conditions by calling 800-523-7777 or visit

As a special opening weekend treat, midweek season pass holders, and The Springs at Laurel Mountain pass holders will be permitted to use their passes at Seven Springs, Friday, December 17 through Monday, December 20.

Snow tubing will also open for the season on Saturday, December 18. Guests can check the snow report for hours of operation.

Seven Springs Ski and Snowboard School, Tiny Tot Ski School and the rental shop will be in full operation. The resort will also host the first of two Subaru “Master the Mountain” events this weekend in conjunction with the start of the season.