Peek'n Peak Resort is opening this week for skiing. The main ski lodge, nine slopes and two lifts are scheduled to be operating from 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday with a packed powder base.
Snowmaking guns at the resort have been operating since Thursday.
"Snowmaking operations continue around the clock when the temperatures permit," says Brad Gravink, the resort's general manager. "All other terrain will open as soon as possible."
This year, Peek'n Peak is offering a "snow guarantee." The guarantee assures skiers that:
n Slopes will be open for a minimum of 100 days over the season.
n If the trails aren't 100 percent open, the resort will discount the price of a daily lift ticket based on the percentage of open terrain.
n Peek'n Peak's snowmaking technology and abundant natural snow will make sure skiers are riding on a minimum of six inches of groomed base.
Following opening day Thursday, the resort will be open regular hours and offer free lift tickets to guests staying at the Inn at the Peak through Christmas.
The Peak gets an average snowfall of more than 200 inches a year. During the 2008-2009 ski season, slopes remained open more than 120 days. The resort is open seven days a week, from 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekends and holidays, and from 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays.
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