Mount Peter prepares to kick off 2017-18 season this Saturday
With the recent snow and a week of solid snowmaking, Mount Peter Ski Area kicks off its 2017-18 season on Saturday, Dec. 16.
WARWICK — With the recent snow and a week of solid snowmaking, Mount Peter Ski Area, for skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing, kicks off its 2017-18 season on Saturday, Dec. 16 “We have been waiting all summer for this and are excited to announce that opening day is finally here," said Carol Forshay, marketing director of Mount Peter. "The cold temperatures are what we needed to blow snow, our snowmakers are hard at work doing what they do best. We invite everyone to come celebrate another wonderful season with us." Hailey’s Comet will be operating from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will offer access to all open terrain. Please be sure to check the snow report for conditions and trail openings. Long range forecastGuests can take advantage of discounted lift tickets, lift ticket pricing and trail openings are available online at mtpeter.com or call the snow phone 845 986-4940 and press “1”. There is coverage on the upper and lower potions of the mountain and they will continue to make snow as temperatures permit. “The long-range forecast is looking very good for snowmaking,” said Karl Kullberg, the mountain manger. Mount Peter will be open seven days a week starting Dec. 16 (Mount Peter is closed Christmas Day). Quad liftThis season, Mount Peter added a new Quad Lift. The new lift’s four-person chair will provide access to the beginner and intermediate terrain. All services will be available on opening day, including ski and snowboard rentals, and if you forget anything be sure to stop in to Pete’s Closet, the mountain's retail shop. Mountain School lessons are starting on opening day for all levels including free beginner lessons for snowboarders and skiers. Pete’s Café and Pete’s Pub will be open for food, beverages and steamy hot cocoa. TubingThe snow tubing hill is also opening. A carpet lift makes getting to the top easy and you get 600 foot ride down. Tubing has party packages and group rates, reservations are recommended. Check for operating hours at mtpeter.com/tubing “Our 2017-18 season continues an 82-year tradition of Mount Peter being family-focused,” said Forshay. “There are very few family-owned and run ski areas left in the United States. That’s what we are, and that is our goal to create such a family-oriented atmosphere here that people love and return to us season after season.” Mount Peter is located at 51 Old Mount Peter Road in Warwick. For more information, call 845)986-4940; for the snow phone press “1” or visit www.mtpeter.com. Always check the mtpeter.com website for weather conditions