Mount Snow, Vermont (November 12, 1999) — Mount Snow Resort will openfor the 1999/2000 skiing and riding season on Saturday, November 13.The resort began making snow November fourth and made snow astemperatures allowed. Mount Snow is offering advanced skiing and ridingon 2.5 miles of terrain on the North Face and the Main Mountain. It isthe only skiing and riding available in Southern Vermont.

Trails scheduled to open Saturday include Fallen Timbers and River Runon the North Face and Upper Canyon, Canyon and Standard on the MainMountain, which totals 2.5 miles of snow-laden terrain. These runsinclude one top to bottom run on the Main Mountain and a top to bottomrun on the North Face, as well as a connecting trail from the MainMountain to the North Face. Two lifts are scheduled to operate onopening day. Hours of operation on Saturday are from 8 am to 4 pm.While skiers and riders can get to the bottom of the Main Mountain onsnow, the resort will also offer downloading for their convenience.Opening day terrain is recommended for advanced skiers and riders only.

Scheduled to take the inaugural run of the season are professionalskiboarders Mike Nick and Jason Levinthal. Both have already beeninvited to compete in the fourth annual ESPN Winter X Games, which willtake place at Mount Snow February 3-6, 2000.

“Our snowmakers did a great job with taking advantage of everyopportunity to make snow,” said Scott Reeves, Mount Snow’s vicepresident of mountain operations. “Right now, we’re the only resort inthe southern Vermont region that’s open. We think our guests will behappy with our snow and we look forward to seeing them hit the slopes.”

Resort facilities scheduled to open for the first day of skiing andriding include: Perfect Turn private ski and snowboard clinics,equipment rentals, ski tunes on Max — Mount Snow’s robotic ski tuner,the Ride On! snowboard shop and the Crisports sports shops in the GrandSummit Resort Hotel and in the Main Base Lodge. Three separate food andbeverage outlets will be open as well.

Opening day ticket prices are $25 for adults, $23 for young adults and$19 for juniors and seniors. Prices do not include 5 percent Vermontsales tax.

For the most updated information on opening day, skiers and riders areadvised to check Mount Snow’s snow report via its snow phone at802-464-2151 or on its web site at www.mountsnow.com.