Mount Snow Opens

WEST DOVER (November 1, 2008) – Mount Snow offered its first lift-serviced terrain of the 2008-2009 ski season this morning, opening the Discovery Shuttle lift at 8 a.m. and offering guests a terrain park with over a dozen features.

The opening marks the first lift-serviced terrain in Vermont for the 2008-2009 season.

Lift tickets were sold for $10, with all proceeds donated directly to the Guy Hawkins fund. Over $1,800 was collected and will assist local cancer patients and their families.

Approximately 300 skiers and riders showed up for the “Tricks for Treats” jib session on Launch Pad, enjoying a free barbeque, free Halloween candy, and music. A costume contest was held, and Rory Bruder won a snowboard for his ice cream cone get-up, while Ashley Coulthard won a pair of skis for his “ski bum” outfit.

Mount Snow will fire up its fan gun snowmaking machines on several top to bottom trails tonight, continuing to stockpile snow in preparation for lift service from the summit. Mount Snow was the first mountain in New England to open with top to bottom terrain in 2007.