Snowmaking is a GO; Ski Season Nears

This morning at Sunday River, snowmakers took to the slopes firing up 124 guns on T2, Jim’s Whim, and all of Sunday Punch. They will continue to make snow for as long as possible as temps allow. “Our plans are the same as they are every year — we’ll open as early as we possibly can!” says Sunday River’s Mountain Report. Snowmaking this year is 15% greater than previous years thanks to the new river pipeline.

And as snowmaking is just beginning here, over at Killington plans are in place to open tomorrow (October 19th)! The North Ridge Triple is scheduled to open on Friday at 10am and on Saturday at 9. And if you don’t have a season pass here, day tickets will be $59 for adults, $45 for youths, and $50 for the seniors.

Snowmaking has also officially started at Vermont’s Mount Snow.

Snow is falling and lifts are (almost) spinning! What are you waiting for now?

Snow Decided to Show up at Sugarloaf… Finally!

Last night and into this morning, cold temps allowed the clouds to form wet, heavy flakes of snow. For me at least, it feels like it’s been an eternity since snow last fell to the ground.

Sugarloaf employee Noelle Tuttle took out her skis and headed to the hills. As you can see above, snow piled up here overnight. The 2018-19 ski season should be beginning very soon! And with cold temps on the way, Sugarloaf or Sunday River might even fire up the guns.

Vermont’s Killington Fires up the Guns

Earlier today, Killington fired up their snow guns. Once again they are the first to make snow and will also be the first to open (if conditions allow).

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Today.  Credit: Killington Resort

The North Ridge area is now the main focus for snowmaking as this will be the first area to open to the public. Superstar also has guns blowing preparation for the November World Cup races according to newenglandskiindustry.com.

Killington lift tickets are now on sale until October 18th. During this sale, you can save up to 45% on day passes. With a new lift from Leitner-Poma, trail improvements, RFID ticketing and more, it sounds like Killington is becoming an even bigger east coast premier resort.

Next up: Sunday River (if weather allows).