The snow has begun to fly in North America. From Maine to California ski areas are gearing up for the 2016 – 2017 ski season. Thanks to some early season snowfall and some timely snowmaking, a handful of ski areas will be open for skiing and riding this weekend!
North American Ski Resorts OPEN For Halloween Weekend
Official Snow Report: Ten more inches of fresh snow fell overnight and today we once again ski and snowboard on Rime, Reason, and Upper East Fall. All open terrain is groomed for first chair, including the 8 features in Reason Park.
Access from K-1 Base Area will be via the K-1 Express Gondola, which will upload from opening until 3:00 p.m. and download until 4:00 p.m. The North Ridge Triple will allow uploading until 3:45 p.m. Skiers and snowboarders will use the Peak Walkway to access open terrain and return to the K-1 Express Gondola for the trip down to the base area when finished for the day.
Early season conditions exist, and snowmaking and other on-mountain operations may be in progress throughout the day on open terrain. Skiing and snowboarding are on advanced terrain only; no easier terrain is available at this time.
Official Snow Report: This Saturday will be good fun at The Basin. Of course the day starts with some fun October skiing on High Noon. From 11:00 until 2:00Down2Funk, with their famous song, “Fresh Powder” will be playing in the base area. We will be serving food and drinks outside. At 4 PM the party moves into The 6th Alley for a Halloween Costume Contest. Good prizes, good music and good fun.
NOT OPENING Mt. Rose, Nevada
Mt. Rose had announced that they would be opening on October 31 but warm temps have spoiled their plans.
Official Snow Report: Due to the recent warmer temps, Mt. Rose will not make it’s projected Oct 31 Opening date. Good forecast for wet weather and colder air. Mt. Rose will make snow at every possible opportunity that conditions permit. At 8260’, the high base elevation at Mt. Rose combined with our north and east facing slopes always gives us more opportunities to ramp up our snowmaking and achieve the maximum potential to blow and maintain snow.