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Whitefish Mountain Resort set to open for winter season

Posted at 9:04 PM, Dec 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-05 23:19:41-05

WHITEFISH – It’s time to wax up those skis with Whitefish Mountain Resort set to open for its 71st season on Thursday.

“Another opening day has arrived and we are very excited to welcome more season pass holders than ever before—it’s their devotion to this resort that makes this day and this mountain so special. In addition to season pass holders we look forward to welcoming back our returning guests, and to getting acquainted with our new guests,” Whitefish Mountain Resort CEO Dan Graves said

Chairs 1, 5, 6, 7 and T-Bar 2 will open on Thursday to provide access to the north and east side of the mountain. Chair 1 will open for access to the north side of the mountain at 9:30 a.m. Chair 6 will open at 9 a.m. to provide access to the Lift Plaza and Chair 1 from the Base Lodge and lower parking lots.

There will not be any terrain open to ski down to the Base Lodge. The resort will provide shuttles to transport guests between the Lift Plaza and Base Lodge as well as lower mountain parking lots.

Chair 7 will open at 9:45 a.m. and open runs in the area include Caribou, Black Bear, Goat Haunt, Gray Wolf, Kodiak, Marmot, Silvertip and Whitetail. Bigfoot T-Bar 2 also will open at 9:45 a.m. with access to Big Creek, Whiskey Spring, North fork to Inside Road, Inside Road, Lynx, Lodi Ridge and Trapper’s Trail.

Going toward the east side, Russ’s Street to Moe Mentum, Moe Mentum, North Bowl Face and Evan’s Heaven all will open and be served by Chair 5 which will open at 9:45 a.m. All terrain below Chair 5 will be closed.

“We’d like to remind everyone to ski and ride with care, within their ability levels, and remember early season conditions exist, unmarked obstacles and other natural terrain features may be encountered at any time,” said David Stephens, Whitefish Mountain Resort ski patrol manager.

“Skiers and riders need to respect all closures and safety signage. It’s a long season and we want you to enjoy every day, please do not enter closed trails. Season pass holders who enter inbounds closures risk losing their pass privileges and persons leaving the resort boundary are reminded that you are on your own,” Stephens added in a news release.

The price of a daily ticket will be reduced to $62 for adults ages 19-to-64, $58 for teens ages 13-to-18 and seniors ages 65-to-69 and $35 for juniors ages 7-to-12. Super seniors 70 and older –as well as kids under six years old — can ski for free.

Click here for the latest snow conditions at Whitefish Mountain Resort.