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Ski Like Its 1962 at App Ski Mtn: $5 Day-Session Tickets on Saturday, Sunday; $10 Half-Night Session Tickets Sunday

This vintage photo is called the “’60s Rippers.” Courtesy App Ski Mtn.

By Jesse Wood

553272_10152964945916096_8777271814063275832_nDec. 3, 2014. 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 53rd year, App Ski Mtn. is selling ski and snowboard tickets for day sessions on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 6 and 7, 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.

Right now, App Ski Mtn. has nine of its 12 trails open and a solid base of 20 to 50 inches, which is more than the resort historically has for early December.

In addition to rolling back prices, App Ski Mtn. is offering a “Sunday Half-Night Special.” On the first Sunday of December, January, February and March, night session tickets will cost only $10. The night session takes place from 7:30 to 10 p.m.

The first Sunday of December is coming up on Sunday, Dec. 7.

For more information, click to www.appskimtn.com or call 828-295-7828.

View some more historical shots below.

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Here’s a historical photo of App Ski Mtn. in the early days.