Right Coast Rebound

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Publish Date

11/20/2006

SAM Magazine, Boulder, CO, November 20, 2006 - Eastern ski resorts are back on track as cold weather returned to the region over the weekend and resorts have resumed snowmaking operations. Numerous resorts delayed opening dates last week as warm weather stymied snowmaking and Mother Nature failed to cooperate. But with colder temperatures in store, the region looks set to see a slew of resort openings just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Skiers will also have plenty of options in the Midwest, with many of that region's resorts scheduled to start operations this week.

The openings will complement those in the west, where ski area operators have been taking advantage of plentiful snow to open on schedule and sometimes--as in the case of Aspen --earlier than planned.

If weather conditions remain cold, and resorts open as expected, by next week most major resorts in North America will be running their lifts and the ski season will be in full swing.

Opening dates for the East and Midwest are as follows:
CONNECTICUT
Mohawk Mountain - 11/25
Woodbury - Reopen 11/23

MAINE
Big Rock - 12/09
Black Mountain - 12/26
Lost Valley - 12/15
Mt Abram - 12/16
Saddleback - 12/16
Shawnee Peak - 12/16

MASSACHUSETTS
Blandford - 12/16
Catamount - 12/01
Pine Ridge - 12/15
Ski Butternut - 11/24
Wachusett - 11/24

MICHIGAN
Big Powderhorn - 12/08
Blackjack - 12/16
Caberfae Peaks - 11/24
Cannonsburg - 11/24
Crystal Mountain - 11/23
Hickory Hills - 12/22
Indianhead - 11/23
Mont Ripley - 11/23
Mount Brighton - 11/23
Nub's Nob - 11/23
Ski Brule - Open, 2 - 36 base 4 trails, 2 lifts
Skyline - 12/26
The Homestead - 12/22

MINNESOTA
Afton Alps - Opening TBD
Andes Tower Hills - 11/24
Buena Vista - 11/24
Giants Ridge - 12/02
Hyland Ski Snowboard - Opening TBD
Lutsen Mountains - Reopen 11/23-11/26
Powder Ridge - 11/24
Spirit Mountain - 11/23
Steeplechase - 11/25
Welch Village - Plan to Open 11/24
Wild Mountain - 6 - 36", 3 trails, 3 lifts

NH
Attitash - 11/24
Bretton Woods - 11/24
Cannon Mountain - 11/24
Cog Railway Ski Trains - Plan to Open 11/24
Cranmore - 12/09
Granite Gorge - 11/24
Gunstock - 12/08
King Pine - 12/15
Loon Mountain - 11/22
Mount Sunapee - 11/25
Ragged Mountain - 12/02
Waterville Valley - 11/25
Wildcat - 11/24

NJ
Campgaw Mtn - 12/16

NY
Belleayre - 11/24
Bristol Mountain - 12/08
Gore Mountain - 11/24
Greek Peak - 12/02
Holiday Mountain - 12/18
Holiday Valley - 11/24
Labrador Mountain - 12/01
Mt Peter - 12/02
Plattekill - 12/09
Snow Ridge - Plan to Open 11/24
Swain - 11/24
Titus Mountain - 11/24
Toggenburg - 12/01
Whiteface - 11/24

PENNSYLVANIA
Alpine Mountain - 11/25
Blue Mountain - 12/01
Shawnee Mountain - 12/02
Ski Big Bear - 12/16
Ski Sawmill - 12/02
Sno Mountain - 12/15
Spring Mountain - 12/16

RHODE ISLAND
Yawgoo Valley - 12/01

VERMONT
Bolton Valley - 11/24
Jay Peak - 11/23
Pico - 12/15
Smugglers' Notch - 11/24
Stowe - 11/22
Stratton Mountain - 11/23

WISCONSIN
Cascade Mountain - 11/24
Christie Mountain - 11/24
Christmas Mountain - 12/15
Devil's Head - 11/24
Granite Peak - 11/23
Mountain Top at Grand Geneva - 12/08
Sunburst - Reopen TBA
Trollhaugen - 14 - 28", 4 trails, 2 lifts
Tyrol Basin - 11/24



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