anyone know what will be set up?
It's official. You will be skiing or riding Mount Snow tomorrow at 8 a.m. (well, 8:06 if you count the lift ride).
Let's hear it for November 2007, bestowing solid cold temps and allowing us to blow tons of snow with our new fan guns, scoring us our earliest opening since 1998.
So what's going to be open? About 150 guns are cranking out snow as we speak, and they'll keep at it until we open tomorrow. Macho Snowmakerman Randy Barrows has assured me a nonstop onslaught all day and night tonight on Upper Canyon, Canyon, Standard, Launch Pad, Long John, Nugget and, oh yes… our new terrain park Vermontster. There'll be no connection from the summit to Carinthia, so park over there if you're looking for freestyle terrain. A shuttle bus will also be running between Main Base and Carinthia.
We'll be servicing beginner terrain on Launch Pad, with intermediate to advanced terrain from the summit. The Nitro lift will be open at Carinthia, servicing a run down Long John and into Vermontster (Gaitor hopes to get at least a half dozen rails and boxes on the side of Long John - Vermontster's not quite ready for hardware). The Canyon Express lift will also be turning if you need to get your legs back on Standard before heading up to the top on the Grand Summit Express quad. From the summit, you can take the Canyon/Standard route (top to bottom skiing on Nov. 10, say yeahhhh!).
Discounted lift tickets are for sale at Carinthia base lodge and the Clocktower, with regular adult tickets at $49.
Carinthia base lodge, Main Base lodge, and the Summit lodge will all be open, serving a limited menu. Backside Snowboard shop and Mount Snow Sports are open - go see Ben and Co. for some ill gear. The ski and snowboard rental shop, season's pass office, and The Grind repair shop will be open.
No, I will not pinch you. This is not a dream. You will be carving corduroy this weekend.