The snow cats were out in full force Monday morning

The snow cats were out in full force Monday morning

Mount Washington to open Friday

A metre of snow over the weekend

Mount Washington Alpine Resort will open for the 2015-2016 ski season on Friday.

The decision to open came as a result of a massive snowfall over the weekend. The resort received a metre of snow by Monday morning, with more in the forecast.

“We are thrilled to be opening on time and with such amazing conditions,” said director of business operations, Don Sharpe. “We have had back-to-back weather systems that came as copious amounts of snow. Staff training started in earnest once the systems hit and we are excited to welcome them and our guests back on Friday.”

With the snow plentiful, and the positive forecast, the conditions are setting up the Resort for a great start to the season.

“The past week has been awesome for setting up a good base and more snow is forecast with cooler temperatures for the rest of the week,” said Jessie Percival, director of Ski Patrol.  “We now have amazing early season coverage and have a well-bonded base.

“The snow cats will be out on the slopes every day now until we open on Friday so we would ask that guests refrain from going into the Alpine while we prepare.”

In addition to the Alpine downhill terrain, the resort will be opening its Nordic area with cross-country skiing and snowshoeing as well at the ever popular Tube Park.

An announcement on lift openings, terrain and updated hours of operation will be made Thursday. Check back at mountwashington.ca, Facebook, or sign up for our snow report for the latest information.

–Mount Washington