WHITEFISH — The ski slopes are set to open in Whitefish this week.
Whitefish Mountain Resort has announced they will open for their 72nd season on Friday, Dec. 6, thanks in part to the three feet of snow that fell at the summit last month.
“Opening Day has arrived and once again we are very excited. This season we will welcome more season pass holders than ever before. Their loyalty and support certainly enhance what makes this resort special and somewhat unique these days,” Whitefish Mountain Resort CEO Dan Graves said.
People will be able to take in intermediate north side skiing and riding and beginner terrain on the lower mountain. Downloading on Chair 1 will be required for those venturing to the summit. Chair 1 will open at 9:30 a.m. with the last upload at 2:30 p.m.
This Friday, chairs 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, T-Bar 2 and the Big Easy Carpet will open. Chair 6 will open at 8:45 a.m., Chair 3 and the Big Easy Carpet open at 9 a.m., and Chair 1 will open for access to the north side of the mountain at 9:30 a.m. In the Base Area, the Chipmunk run will be open for beginners and provide guests a way back to the Base Lodge.
Chair 7 will open at 9:45 and open runs in the area include: Caribou, Goat Haunt, Silvertip and Whitetail. Bigfoot T-Bar 2 also will open at 9:45 a.m. with access to Lynx, Lodi Ridge and Trapper’s Trail. Chair 5 will open at 9:45 a.m. All terrain in the North Bowl, including Moe Mentum, and runs below Chair 5 will be closed.
Chair 3 will open at 9 a.m. and open runs include Hope Slope and several terrain park features in Central Avenue Railyard. Lower Ski Way will be open to access Chair 1.
Downloading on Chair 1 will be available throughout the day. Due to weight-load requirements passengers will be loaded every third chair on the way down. T-Bar 2 will close at 3:00 p.m., Chair 5 will close at 3:00 p.m. and Chair 7 will close at 3:30 p.m. Chair 6 will close at 4:30 p.m.
The price of a daily ticket will be reduced to $65 for adults ages 19-to-64, $60 for teens ages 13-to-18 and seniors ages 65-to-69, $36 for juniors ages 7-to-12, $25 for super seniors 70 and older, and children 6 and under are free.
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