By Jesse Wood
Dec. 5, 2013. As it does during the first full weekend in December every year, Appalachian Ski Mtn. is rolling back the clock to 1962, the year that the Blowing Rock Ski Lodge, now known as App Ski Mtn., opened to the public.
Now in its 52nd year, App Ski Mtn. is selling ski tickets for day sessions on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 7 and 8, for $5, which is how much it cost to ski decades ago. The day session is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
“Five dollars for ski tickets is huge,” said Drew Stanley of Appalachian Ski Mtn.
Stanley added that the ski resort will have more terrain available with nine out of 12 trails open and a deeper base than it does historically during the anniversary celebrations in early December.
To add to the family fun, Appalachian Ski Mtn. is offering a free event that is sponsored by Burton Snowboards called Riglet Park Tour. Geared for kids 2 to 6 years old, the Riglet Park Tour features a few sessions throughout the day that are about 30 to 45 minutes long and is an introduction to the terrain park for the youngsters, helping them learn the fundamentals of maneuvering on the snow.
For more information, click to www.appskimtn.com or call 828-295-7828.
View some more historical shots below.