Bluewood’s 2018-19 season begins Friday, December 14, as the ski area welcomes skiers and snowboarders to the mountain.
Currently there are 20 inches of snow at the base and 23 inches at the summit. The National Weather Service forecast calls for fresh snow early next week heading into opening day.
“We’re looking forward to a great season,” says Kim Clark, General Manager of Bluewood. “Guests will notice a few changes this year. The platter pull lift in the beginner area has been replaced with two new conveyor lifts. Just step on a moving walkway and enjoy the ride up. It’s perfect for beginners. And at the summit there’s a new yurt where guests can eat a quick snack, have a warm drink or hang out between runs. We’re ready to welcome everyone back to the mountain.”
The Skyline Express and Easy Rider conveyor lifts are scheduled to run on opening day (Triple Nickel lift to be determined). Ski and snowboard rentals, retail, food services and lessons also will be available.
Operating schedule: Bluewood will be open from December 14 through December 16, and then daily from December 20 through and including January 1, except for Christmas Day (closed). Daily hours will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., except for December 24, which will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. In January, Bluewood will be open Wednesdays through Sundays every week and on Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Monday, January 21).
Snow phone: For recorded updates on conditions and other information, call (509) 240-8991. Information is typically updated by 5:30 a.m. and is available 24/7.
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