For the first time in resort history, Mount Washington will open for skiing and boarding in July.
“It’s going to be a great winter this summer!” quipped Don Sharpe, Director of Business Operations at the resort. “If we can’t open the Bike Park due to the snow depths, then we’ll open up the mountain for skiing.”
And in similar fashion to last weekend’s skiing event, the mountain will operate the Eagle Express chairlift from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 1-3, for snow sliding. Tickets are $25 per person.
On top of the summer sliding, the Thrifty Foods Family Fun Day also takes place on July 1. The event will feature fun activities and games for the kids, plus a delicious Canada Day cake so make sure you’re decked out in your best red and white!
“Last winter was the deepest snow season in resort history and we realized early on that our summer operations will have to work off different parameters,” said spokesperson Brent Curtain. “So we’re adjusting our summer schedule to suit the amount of snow that’s still on the ground.”
Mount Washington’s summer operations still begin July 1, with the popular Mile High Chairlift Rides. Operating times are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
The Bike Park, which is still covered in various depths of snow, is still on track for a recently adjusted July 15 opening date.
With delays to the Bike Park opening date, the resort has also made changes to some of their mountain bike event dates.
The Rocky Mountain Learn to Ride Week is July 25-29. Highlights of the summer include the new Scotch and Suds Festival on July 8, the return of the Bearclaw Invitational Slopestyle on Aug. 6, and a Wine and Food Festival on Aug. 26-27.