While we were sleeping, the crew at Blue Mountain Resort in Palmerton were busy making snow for their Black Friday, November 24, skiing and snowboarding opening.
According to Melissa Yingling, marketing director at Blue Mountain, “Our snowmakers have been working diligently over the past couple of weeks, taking advantage of prime snowmaking conditions, to provide the earliest opening the Resort has had in years.”
The Resort will be open this Friday through Sunday, will close for the week, then reopen again on Saturday, December 2ND. Hours, ticket prices, and available open trails are as follows:
• Friday, November 24th – 8:30am – 10pm
$29 – 8-hour ticket ?
$25 – night ticket (4pm – close) ?
• Saturday and Sunday, November 25th and 26th – 8:00am – 10pm ?
$39 – 8-hour ticket ?
$25 – night ticket (4pm - close)
• Trails open: ?Easy Out, Vista, Midway, Come Around and Lower Main Street
• Lifts operating:?Vista, Main Street and Burma
All tickets will be sold out of the Summit Lodge located at the top of the Mountain. Only True Blue Retail will be available in the Valley. There will be no service or shuttles from the bottom to the top of the Mountain.
In addition to the exciting news of opening weekend, the Resort will also be celebrating Black Friday Weekend with $29 off-peak and $39 peak lift tickets. There are no limitations and tickets can be purchased on www.skibluet.com. The deals will run through Monday, November 27th.
Blue Mountain is also celebrating 40 years in business. We’ll cover that in an upcoming column.
Nick Hromiak has been an outdoors and automotive writer for over 30 years. He's been published in numerous national and state-wide outdoor magazines and newspapers.