As we begin to make our way into December it’s safe to say that winter has finally arrived across all of our locations. Mountains have begun turning their lifts and our ski techs have been off delivering that legendary service that so many of you have come to love.
Although the early season hasn’t brought the snow that we all hope for, there have still been some highlights so far. Here’s a few things to get you stoked on what the rest of the season has to offer.
Early Season Storms for Palisades Tahoe
In late October Palisades Tahoe got a storm that gave them a whopping three feet of snow. While big storms aren’t unusual for the Lake Tahoe mountain, the time of the year that this storm came definitely was. What made this super exciting was that Palisades was able to open way earlier than their predicted date, announcing that they would be opening for weekends only starting October 29th.
Day Reservations Being Lifted
We bet everyone remembers the struggles that were ski reservations last winter. Luckily, besides a few select times of the winter, these reservations have been lifted across the country. No longer will you have to struggle trying to figure out how to make a reservation or stress over the fact that you didn’t make one on time. Go skiing when you want and where you want.
Big Sky Adding Snowmaking to Upper Mr. K
For the first time ever Big Sky has snowmaking on Upper Mr. K. This was the biggest snowmaking upgrade the resort has ever done, covering 33 acres including Jaywalk, Mr. K, Marmot Meadows, Swifty terrain park and The Cache terrain park. This upgrade is going to help an already awesome zone at Big Sky become even better.
Vail Reduces Epic Pass by 20%
Announced at the end of last year, Vail revealed they were reducing the prices of all their season passes by 20%. Making it the best bang for your buck of any season pass that covers multiple mountains. This deal ends on December 5th so if you’re still waiting to buy a pass you only have a few days left until it’s done for the season.
Breckenridge Announces Their New Freedom SuperChair
First announced back in August, the Freedom SuperChair will be making its debut this season next to the Independence SuperChair on Peak 7. This new chair is located on the north side of Peak 7 and will be a game changer for guests who want to connect to Peak’s 7 and 8. Breckenridge has said that they plan on opening the lift as soon as the terrain on Peak 7 begins to fill in.
Keystone Announces New Peru Express Chairlift
Another new lift that was announced at the end of last season is Keystone’s Peru Express Chairlift. This project started with the removal of two older lifts including the old Peru Express and the Argentine. This new lift will add even more access to Keystone’s terrain while speeding up the ride.
As more resorts begin to open and snow being in the forecast, we will continue to keep you up to date with all the latest news across all of our locations. Can’t wait to see everyone on the slopes!