As Tropical Storm Sandy has ended, and the recovery process begins, another Vermont Ski Resort has generously joined the efforts in aiding Sandy victims by sending proceeds from lift and ticket sales to help in the recovery from damage sustained from Tropical Storm Sandy.
Due to the heavy snowfall that resulted from Sandy, snowmaking has begun for the first time this season at Mount Snow. The resort plans to open one lift this Friday, November 9th with all of the proceeds going towards the recovery from Hurricane Sandy.
As the temperatures dropped to favorable snowmaking conditions Sunday evening, Mount Snow’s crew of snowmakers took to the mountain and fired up 108 of the 253 high-output snowmaking fan guns on nine different trails, top-to-bottom, for the first snowmaking campaign of the season. Snowmaking conditions are expected throughout the day and into the night, so Mount Snow plans to keep the snow flying in an effort to lay down a base so the resort can open one trail with terrain park features serviced by one lift this Friday, November 9th.
Last season, the resort opened the same trail and the same lift over Halloween weekend with the proceeds from ticket sales going to help North Star Bowling Alley in nearby Wilmington recover from damage sustained during Tropical Storm Irene.
Lift tickets will be priced at $10 per person and the lift will operate from 9am-4pm on Friday and, depending on snow conditions, Mount Snow will stay open during those same hours on Saturday and Sunday.
Resort officials are keeping a close eye on the weather forecast and will make snow as often as conditions permit in an effort to open full time for the 2012/13 ski and snowboard season, currently scheduled for November 22, but could be as early as November 17.