Ski Wentworth opens Saturday

Darrell Cole
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One of earliest opening on record

Thanks to snowmaking equipment and colder temperatures, Ski Wentworth is about to have one of its earliest openings on Saturday.

Ski Wentworth will enjoy one of its earliest openings ever on Saturday. General manager Leslie Wilson said it's because of colder weather and more snowmaking equipment.

WENTWORTH – Ski Wentworth is opening for the season on Saturday.

“We’re thrilled to be opening before the Christmas school break with excellent manmade snow coverage and conditions,” general manager Leslie Wilson said Thursday. “With our new snowmaking system, and the cold temperatures we’ve experienced lately, we were able to make a lot of snow in a short period of time.”

Wilson said the ski hill started making snow Nov. 24, the earliest it’s ever been able to do that. She said snowmaking equipment purchased for the Canada Games several years has made a huge difference in the operation's snowmaking abilities, while the ski hill continues to invest in additional snowmaking equipment. This equipment allows Ski Wentworth to make snow on trails that normally need natural snow before opening.

"We have been able to make snow on the Hurricane for the first time ever. We used to have to rely solely on naturally-occurring snow," Wilson said.

The Sissy, Helter Skelter, Rosebowl and mini-terrain park will all open Saturday while the Bunny Hill will open on Sunday.

Also, learn to ski and snowboard lessons will start on Sunday.

Opening day hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

“These are some of the best conditions we’ve ever opened on,” said Wilson. “It’s shaping up to be a great opening day, with more snow on its way for Sunday and Monday. People are excited to get back on the slopes.”

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Organizations: Christmas school, Canada Games

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