It’s exciting when important and significant things converge – almost like Jupiter aligning with Mars. This is the dawning of the age of … Recreating Yourself! OK enough with the singing..
There’s a significant storm heading our way – and all the models and forecasts say this has the potential to dump two to three feet or more on us. Check out the special weather statement. More importantly, the system is forecast to persist into next week bringing cold temps and more snow. So we’ll state it here:
This storm has season opening potential.
When? There are a lot of variables – how much, how fast, how much moisture content, how much the wind blows it around, where it deposits, etc., etc., etc. We’re all anxious to get the season going, but remember that this first snow is precious – we’re building the base for the entire season on it. So while we can’t say exactly when (particularly since it hasn’t started snowing yet) – we can say that it shouldn’t be long.
We are prepping for an early opening – that is – an opening before the November 20 or so average opening date. We’ll see how the snow falls, give our crews time to groom it into a sustainable snowpack, and keep you up to date on the progress through the storm.
Meanwhile – you should prep for the opening of another great season as well! If you haven’t already purchased your unlimited season pass, you have until Sunday (November 8) to take advantage of the early season discount. You don’t need to join a group – you can purchase them right now on line. There is huge savings on Adult ($499 / normally $900); Ages 15 – 22 ($389 / normally $600); and 7 – 14 ($279 / normally $400) passes. If you buy these passes at the Portland Ski Fever ski show and get your picture taken there, we’ll include season ski check (a $35 value).
If you already have your pass bring it to the ski show and have it “Scanned to Win!” We’ll scan your pass to automatically enter you into a drawing to win one of three great prizes:
- Up Front Parking Pass for the entire season!
- Season Locker Rental ($425 Value!)
- $250 Meadows Gift Card
So we’ll see you at the ski show this weekend, and on the mountain soon!