Ski Butternut pushing to open weekend of January 2 – 3.
Great Barrington – After reviewing the most recent short and long term weather forecast, Ski Butternut’s General Manager, Dick McCann happily announced Monday morning that the mountain is looking to open as early as Saturday, January 2nd or Sunday January 3rd. Understandably opening is dependent upon the mountain receiving the necessary cold temperatures to blow snow, but the forecast looks very promising in regard to that much needed return to colder temperatures.
The Berkshires are under a Winter Weather Advisory Monday night into Tuesday afternoon that brings with it cold temperatures. The low for Monday night is predicted to dip down around 23 degrees. Snowmaking weather then returns again Thursday, Friday and Saturday with a low of 22 predicted and then again Sunday with temperatures forecast to dip to a low of 17 degrees. Temperatures in the mid-teens are ideal for snowmaking operations at Ski Butternut. These forecasts come from The Weather Channel.
“We will be in better shape on Sunday conditions wise, but that will be due to the additional snowmaking opportunity that Saturday night provides”, McCann stated.
The snowmaking team will be concentrating their opening day snowmaking efforts on the following trails:
Beginner trails: Scooter, Paddy’s, SKIwee and Nut Hatch,
Intermediate trails: Main Street and Twist,
Advanced trails: The Race Course and Chute, plus the Tubing Center.
Programs that will operate this weekend include: The Tri-State and Inter Club race programs and our Park program. All other weekend programs will be pushed back one week, including: our Adult Race, Upper Level Development & Relaxed Learning, Explorers, Development Team, and the Saturday Program for Adults & Kids. Look for these to start on the weekend of January 9th.
For the latest opening day announcements and any updates on Ski Butternut’s snowmaking efforts or the latest weather forecasts for the mountain please check our Website: www.SkiButternut.com/mountain/snow-report-conditions/ or call our Snow Report line at (413) 528-2000 x3.