Sweet home Alabama, where the skies are so blue. There is one ski resort that currently exists in Alabama: Cloudmont Ski & Golf. They have struggled to open in recent years due to climate change, but a cold front that struck most of the country in late December helped the Alabama ski resort make some snow.
On December 26th, Cloudmont opened for the season. This was the first time its rope tow was open since early 2020. Only the lower mountain was open due to a snowmaking issue up top.
They also released their lift prices, which are reasonable based on the closest ski resort being hundreds of miles away. Weekend and Holiday tickets are $40 for adults, with a full rental package being $70.
By December 30th though, the rain and warm weather returned, leading to its closure. Some snowmaking weather is currently on the horizon, but the question is whether it will be enough of a window to reopen.
In the meantime, someone has set up a Fans of Cloudmont Ski Resort account on Instagram to reminisce on the past, and think about the future. I think it’s cool that someone is stepping up to preserve Cloudmont’s history, and help us outsiders learn more about this unique ski area.
The ski operation does need some improvement, as there are the current snowmaking issues, a few people have complained that their phone number doesn’t work, and the website still claims it’s closed due to Covid.
You could say that the place needs new management, but running a ski hill in Alabama is not an easy gig. I just hope that people can still Ski Bama in the years to come.