A look up the chairlift at Mt. Timothy Ski Area from this week. The local ski hill is slated to open this Saturday

Mt. Timothy to open Saturday

The staff at Mt. Timothy Ski Area and snow enthusiasts around the region are chomping at the bit as hill prepares to open this weekend.

The staff at Mt. Timothy Ski Area and snow enthusiasts around the region are chomping at the bit this week as the local ski hill prepares to open this weekend.

And Adam Piccolo, general manager of Mt. Timothy Ski Area, has some good news — the conditions are expected to accommodate one of the best opening weekends in the ski hill’s existence.

“If we get another 25 centimetres now it would be unreal up here,” Piccolo said Tuesday. “We have more snow than we’ve opened with in a long time.”

Piccolo noted, as of Thursday, the ski hill had a 76-centimetre base of snow at mid-mountain. However, since then more snow has fallen.

“Basically everything will be open,” he said. “The only things that will be closed will be the double black diamond area and the platter lift won’t be open the first weekend.

“And if we do get a big snowfall we’ll be looking at getting the platter ready for the following weekend.”

Opening day is this Saturday, Dec. 14, and to celebrate, Mt. Timothy Ski Area will offer mid-week rates to guests.

One change skiers and snowboarders will notice upon arriving is the guest services desk has been moved downstairs to the basement of the day lodge to work in tandem with the pro shop.

Some logging around parts of the mountain was also conducted over the summer.

Piccolo said it’s an exciting time of year for him and the staff. For much of the summer Piccolo and, for the past few months, several other staff members, have been working around the clock making sure all of the necessary safety and maintenance work has been completed.

“It’s going to be a really nice change of gears to have people around again,” he said. “The summer time can get pretty desolate up here all by yourself and we’re just really looking forward to seeing all the friendly faces again.”

For up to date snow conditions and more visit www.skitimothy.com, call the snow phone at 1-877-392-1446, or visit the Mt. Timothy Ski Area facebook page featuring live snow reports and other information.

 

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