Snow Trails to Begin Earliest Snowmaking Campaign in the Resort's History
NEWS FROM SNOW TRAILS
Mansfield, OH Thursday, November 7th 2019: Plans for snowmaking to get underway tonight, when the temps drop to around 29 degrees Fahrenheit, will best Snow Trails record by 6 days. Previously the earliest campaign on record began November 13th, 2014.
“Preparations for another fantastic winter season for our guests prioritizes early pre-season snowmaking,” said Nate Wolleson Marketing Manager at Snow Trails. “Getting a jump on stockpiling is the goal. When we’re into November and see a window of downward trending temps looking consistent for a few nights, and more to come in the following week, we call-in the Crew to take advantage of it,” Wolleson explained.
Typically snowmaking begins around Thanksgiving with sights set on an Opening Day to follow in early December. Early campaigns help to ensure a quality snow base and the potential for an early opening. More balance and predictable winter temps tend to follow as the calendar flips to December, for Snow Trails to continue piling-on the snow to provide guests with skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing activities.
Knowing Jet Stream cycles can come and go, the Resort takes advantage of cool air as it dips into the Ohio valley creating ideal snowmaking temperatures. “Knowing warm air may follow for days to come, stockpiling is key for us to get a jump on snowmaking,” said Wolleson. “When consistent winter weather is in the weeks forecast, and we have produced enough snow to spread and construct the base of snow across the Resort, we will announce Opening Day for our 59th Winter Season of 2019-’20 here at Snow Trails,” described Wolleson. Their crew will continue with additional snowmaking throughout the winter to ensure coverage of all terrain and special facilities, not being reliant on any measurable amount of natural snowfall, to provide winter fun for guests. Follow the Snowmaking Crew on Live Web Cams: SnowTrails.com/Cams
This Saturday, November 9th Snow Trails will welcome guests out for a free and open to the public “Pre-Season Party” event, with doors opening at 7PM to see Resort improvements made over the off-season, a Fireworks show to begin at 8PM, and live band “The Thirsty Travelers” on-stage in The Snowflake Loft at 9PM. You can find full details here SnowTrails.com/PreSeasonParty
Snow Trails is currently interviewing candidates for winter employment and still accepting applications in all departments. Boosting the local economy with visitors and providing jobs to nearly five hundred employees each winter. Snow Trails season typically runs December through mid-March. Visit SnowTrails.com/Employment to learn more.
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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, including a slow moving Beginner’s Double Chairlift and two ski carpets dedicated to the Beginner's Area. A third carpet lift is utilized for the Snow Tubing Park with the "Longest Tubing Lanes in Ohio." The Resort offers 19 total trails with the addition of Outer Limits and The Chute this season, and is known for Timberline trail - “Longest Trail in Ohio.” There are three glade areas, plus four terrain parks. A 9,000 sq. ft. Rental Center houses user-friendly equipment and offers a self-service system. Snow Trails typically 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 SnowTrails.com
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Marketing Manager | Snow Trails
Phone: 800-644-6754 x108
3100 Possum Run Rd.
Mansfield, OH 44903