Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Liberty Set to Open for Skiing & Snowboarding on Friday, December 10 at 9am!

After all the hard work put forth by the snowmaking team the past few days and nights as well as the colder temperatures, Winter looks like it will be arriving early for skiers and snowboarders! As the weather has gotten colder, snowmakers have been able to greatly increase the volume of snowmaking throughout the past week, which will allow the resort to open for skiing and snowboarding this Friday morning, December 10, 2010 at 9am!

As of Wednesday, the resort anticipates opening with a minimum of 7 trails with more terrain becoming available as snowmaking operations allow. There will be terrain open for skiers and snowboarders of all levels, from the beginner to the advanced, as well as the popular West Side Terrain Park. Boulder Ridge Snow Tubing will not be open this weekend, however snowmaking hopes to reach there soon and we will annouce opening day for Tubing as soon as we know! Continue to stay tuned to the webcams and snow report for up to date conditions.

As a special to kick-off the start of the season, Liberty is offering some great deals through December 23, 2010. For guests ages 8 and older interested in Learning to Ski or Snowboard, we are offering a special $39 rate for the First Class beginner package. Regularly priced at $84, the all inclusive package includes a beginner area lift ticket, ski or snowboard rental equipment and a class lesson – everything a person needs for a great first day on the slopes. For those with some previous slope experience, class lessons at all ability levels ages 8 and older are available for only $10 throughout the same time period.

So, incase you haven't already, it's time to dust off your gear and get it waxed and ready for the slopes. You don't want to miss out on the first runs of the season at Liberty Mountain! See you Friday!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Cold Temperatures have Arrived and Snowmaking has Begun!

Mother Nature has finally brought us the cold temperatures we have been anticipating! As some of you may still be recuperating from the extra baggage you put on from Thanksgiving Dinner, there is no time to rest now! As temperatures and conditions were looking favorable for making snow, the snowmaking department headed out and began to cover the slopes last night, December 1st. While conditions weren't quite cold enough for much accumulating snow last night, the forecast shows many more opportunities in the near future. At the current time no specific date has been set for opening day, but we will let everyone know as soon as we know!

Temperatures may not have dropped as low as we would have liked, however the first night of snowmaking was still a success! It was a perfect night for training and to warm up the guns from their long summer vacation and to make sure all the equipment was performing as it should. The snowmaking team did a wonderful job with the conditions they had and now can look forward to many more nights of snowmaking ahead of them. Click here to take a look at an awesome video showcasing Liberty Mountain’s snowmaking team hard at work!

As we look ahead, the forecast continues to look good for more snowmaking for the next few nights, so snowmaking will resume tonight as soon as temperatures allow. You can continue to watch our webcam and check our snow report for daily updates of snowmaking and conditions. Stay tuned and get your gear ready! The season will be here before you know it!