Snow Trails Opening Day, 51st Winter Season

December 15, 2011

NEWS FROM SNOW TRAILS

For Immediate Release December 15, 2011

Snow Trails Opening Day, 51st Winter Season

Snow Trails Winter Resort continues to thrive, enhancing the guest experience with new improvements and superior snowmaking capabilities for its 51st season.

Mansfield, OH, December 15, 2011:  A start to the winter season will begin this Friday, December 16th for Snow Trails Winter Resort. Opening Day hours will be from 4:00pm- 9:30pm, with the Mt. Mansfield Slope, Beginner’s Area Slopes, Mt. Mansfield Triple Chairlift, and Beginner’s Double Chairlift. Additional slopes and lifts will be available to guests during Opening Weekend.
 
"The latest cold-snap, which began the week after Thanksgiving, allowed our snowmaking crew to get out and do what they love best, make snow and lot’s of it," said Nate Wolleson, Snow Trails Marketing Manager. “Our Opening Day tomorrow could not be more anticipated by our many Season Passholders and Snow Trails fans, reminiscing of the phenomenal winter weather last season," Wolleson said.

Natural snowfall builds excitement, however snowmaking is an integral part of the success at Snow Trails. The snowmaking crew built the base of snow needed for Snow Trails to groom the slopes and ready the resort for opening day. Snow Trails will offer the Mt. Mansfield Slope, Beginner’s Area slopes, to include Possum Slope and Bunny Slope, plus two chairlifts, Mt. Mansfield Triple Chairlift and Beginner’s Double Chairlift, for Opening Day. Additional Trails will be available for Opening Weekend December 17th and 18th. “Contagious ‘til 4” will be on-stage in The Snowflake Loft, beginning at 9PM on the 17th. 21 years of age and older in The Snowflake Loft after 9PM.

Additional details about the Vertical Descent Tubing Park Opening Day, as well as additional terrain and chairlifts, are provided through up to the minute snow conditions by calling the Snow Trails Snowline 800-332-SNOW(7669) or visiting the resort's website at SnowTrails.com.

Opening Weekend at a Glance:

Friday, December 16th
4PM- 9:30PM
Special Opening Day Pricing:
Lift Ticket- $15  Lift Ticket w/Equipment Rental- $30
Slope & Chairlift Availability:
Mt. Mansfield Slope
Beginner's Area Slopes
Mt. Mansfield Triple Chairlift
Beginner's Area Double Chairlift

Saturday, December 17th
9AM- 9:30PM
Special Weekday Pricing for Opening Weekend- View Weekday Pricing
Slope & Chairlift Availability:
Mt. Mansfield Slope
Beginner's Area Slopes
Mt. Mansfield Triple Chairlift
Beginner's Double Chairlift
12 O'Clock Noon Opening:
Slope & Chairlift Availability:
Timberline Trail- Join Snow Trails President/Owner Dave Carto for first tracks on the "Longest Trail in Ohio!"
West Woods Trail- open for general skiing, T-Park feature placement TBD
West Woods Triple Chairlift

Sunday, December 18th
9AM- 9:30PM:
Special Weekday Pricing for Opening Weekend- View Weekday Pricing
Slope & Chairlift Availability:
Mt. Mansfield Slope
Beginner's Area Slopes
Mt. Mansfield Triple Chairlift
Beginner's Double Chairlift
Timberline Trail
West Woods Trail- open for general skiing, T-Park feature placement TBD
West Woods Triple Chairlift

*Vertical Descent Tubing Park- unavailable

SNOW REPORT- Updated daily at SnowTrails.com | Snowline: 800-332-SNOW (7669)

SNOW TRAILS SKI SHOP- A full service shop, offering the latest equipment, apparel, and accessories. Beginning December 17th, Open Mon.- Fri. 10AM- 8PM. Sat. & Sun. 9AM- 8PM. Visit the Snow Trails Ski Shop online or call direct 419.756.3105

LODGING: Accommodations overnight accommodations are not available at the resort. There are many great places to stay, including next door or just a mile down from the resort.

INFORMATION: 800-OHIO-SKI (644-6754) or www.SnowTrails.com
For the snow report visit the website or call direct 800-332-SNOW (7669)

Snow Trails, which was the first commercial ski area in Ohio, is a privately owned resort, under the same management since inception. The resort features six chairlifts, two conveyor carpet lifts, with one being utilized for the Tubing Park. Two new trails were added this 2011-’12 season, to include Timberline, the “Longest Trail in Ohio,” bringing trails to 17 total, plus three terrain parks and glade areas. A new 9,000 sq. ft. Rental Center was added, with nearly double the inventory and a self service system. The resort usually opens in early December and the season lasts into March. The resort is located off Interstate 71 south of Mansfield on Possum Run Road. For more information call 800-OHIO-SKI or visit the resort website at SnowTrails.com.

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Contact:
Nate Wolleson
Marketing Manager | Snow Trails
3100 Possum Run Rd. Mansfield, OH 44903
nate@snowtrails.com | 419.756.7768 x108
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