It has been a strange year so let’s have a strange opening.
Since 2020 has been anything but normal, we thought we should keep up the tradition and have an unconventional opening.
Despite the efforts of many, the Lower T will not be running until the 28th or 29th. The final parts are arriving, volunteers are installing them, and then we need the lift to be inspected. We are “all hands on deck” right now and we promise that the Lower T will be running as soon as possible.
Meanwhile, the Bunny Hill and Upper T will be opening on Dec 26th. Kids and beginner skiers will be able to use the Bunny Hill to get their ski legs so they are ready once the Lower T is open.
The Upper T can be accessed by skinning, snowshoeing or hiking up. Snow on the lower part of the hill is thin in places so please use the trail that the Ski Patrol have marked for hiking up. If you have not skinned or snowshoed up before, please make sure you are prepared. We suggest you carry some water and a snack, dress in layers, and make sure your equipment is in good working order. And this is not a race to the top so don’t over exert yourself. Take your time and enjoy the view because after all, it is about the journey not the destination.
Also, while the snow pack is low, some of the lower runs are closed. Please do not ski on closed runs. The Ski Patrol will let us know when the runs are safe to open.
If hiking up the mountain is not your cup of tea there are other things to do. Rent some snowshoes from the Ski Shop and venture into the West Bowl. It is a spectacular place and well worth the visit. Also, Jamie will have Turk’s Tavern open so you can grab some food and find a picnic table or snowdrift and enjoy some fine cuisine in the great outdoors.
Your safety is of the utmost importance to us. We are grateful for the Ski Patrol and groomer operators as they prepare the hill for a safe opening. Please follow the signs and directions from the staff and volunteers as we do our best to get you to the snow you have been dreaming about.
On behalf of the Mount Cain Board of Directors, staff, and volunteers, I would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas / Happy Holidays. Be safe and we will see you on the hill.