Mount Snow and Wildcat Plan Earliest Opening Day In Their History
Sister resorts Mount Snow and Wildcat will make history this weekend with their earliest opening in their 64- and 61-year history, respectively. Lifts will begin turning at both mountains Saturday, October 27,.
Mother Nature came through with the right temperatures, and snowmaking teams at Mount Snow were able to show off the $30 million investment in their snowmaking system with the West Lake water project.
Mount Snow snowmakers have been at work on Cascade, Canyon, Free Fall and River Run in preparation of the Saturday opening and plan to continue to do so as temperatures allow through the week.
Although Carinthia lifts won't be running yet, the Carinthia Diggers have been out scouting a location on the Cascade Flats for an early season park build on the Main Face.
Wildcat Mountain will open with 2100 feet of summit-to-base skiing off the Wildcat Express for advanced skiers on the Lynx network of trails.
“We always circle October 15th on the calendar as our official start date for snowmaking, but it’s up to Mother Nature to come through with the right temperatures. This year, she delivered and our team hit the mountain hard with snowmaking on Friday, October 19th, and just one week later, we are ready to ski Lynx.” said Brian Heon, general manager and vice president of Wildcat Mountain. “Not to mention the foot of fresh snow we received on Wednesday, that was really the icing on the cake!”
Mount Snow and Wildcat will start the season with weekends-only operations before welcoming guests seven days a week at a date to be announced. During this time, midweek passes, such as the Traveler Pass, will continue to only be valid midweek, but they do entitle you to a 15 percent discount on weekend lift tickets.