By Jesse Wood
Appalachian Ski Mtn. management will be checking the slope conditions from about 6 to 6:30 a.m. on Saturday morning to determine whether or not the slopes open on Anniversary Weekend, when ticket prices are rolled back to 1962.
“We fired the guns up last night and are still making snow … looks like tonight there are so more snowmaking temps,” ASM spokesman Drew Stanley at about 10:30 a.m. “We are still shooting to re-open Saturday, but we won’t know until tomorrow morning when we get out there at 6:30 a.m. and see how much snow we have.”
This is Appalachian Ski Mtn.’s 55th season operating, and each year around this time, the resort celebrates its annual anniversary by selling tickets for 1962 prices. Day session (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) tickets will cost $5 on Saturday and Sunday – if slopes open.
In addition to the anniversary deal, this coming Sunday is also the first Sunday Night Special of the season, where half-night tickets cost $10. The Sunday night sessions run from 7:30 to 10 p.m. – or if you purchase tickets online, 6:30 to 10 p.m.
Ice skating remains open on a regular schedule at Appalachian Ski Mtn.
Sugar Mountain Ski Resort is currently open for day and night skiing and riding with one lift and four slopes open on a 6 to 18 inch base. Snowmaking is in progress.
Ice Skating is also open for several sessions throughout the day at Sugar Mountain Ski Resort.
Beech Mountain Resort, which is making snow, plans to determine when it is opening up again later today.
Hawksnest won’t be opening for tubing this weekend, according to its latest update:
“Due to continued warm temperatures, we will not be open for snowtubing this weekend. We attempted to make snow last night but the temperatures never got cold enough to do much. The forecast is for a big cold front to arrive the middle of next week and we will be ready to make snow when it gets here. Zipline tours will be available this weekend, reservations are required. Hope to see you soon.”
As for Anniversary Weekend at Appalachian Ski Mtn., check out some great photos from the archive to prep: