Ride the Mountain Coaster This Weekend

Mother Nature is holding off a bit so far this winter, but Holiday Valley is taking every opportunity they can to build up a base and open the resort for the season. With the state-of-the-art automated snowmaking system, crews have been able to fire up to 235 snowguns to make snow for 44 hours and accumulate 76 acre feet of snow over 10 slopes. Steve Crowley, Director of Mountain Operations says, “We need just another 16 hours of snowmaking to open the resort. We’ll keep the snow in stockpiles to help get us through the next few warm days, and then we hope to be able to resume snowmaking on Friday with a chance of opening on Sunday, Dec. 6. Stay tuned to Facebook and the Holiday Valley website for updates.”

In the meantime, Holiday Valley will open the Sky Flyer Mountain Coaster on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 5 and 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sky Flyer is located in the Tannenbaum area at the west end of the resort. Single ride tickets are $8, or two rides for $14. Jonathan Clarkson will conduct his Hawk Show on Saturday at 1 p.m. at the base of Mardi Gras. Admission is $10 per person or $25 for a family and children 5 and under are free.  He recommends bringing binoculars and your camera!