Are You Open? The Science of Snowmaking

Some of our most FAQ are about snowmaking. Please check out our Science of Snowmaking link. Cold weather is a must have, almost all ski areas make snow at the initial season start,while natural snow is a bonus. We will begin making snow as soon as possible.


Swiss Valley Racing for ages 4-14 years old JDT is open to all skiers ages 4 to 14, of all ability levels. JDT Racers are encouraged to attend scheduled events which include races held at Swiss Valley, Timber Ridge, Bittersweet, Cannonsburg, Mt. Brighton, and Caberfae Peaks. JDT Director, Jennifer Perry Ross, leads the coaching team made up of former racers and professional ski instructors. Lift tickets & additional event fees not included, purchasing a Season Pass at Swiss Valley is almost always the most affordable option. (Each Racer must pay for racing bib in addition to their race fee.)


Season Passes are on sale. Buy early to save on a winter of fun!

$389 Unlimited Season Pass – Valid every day Swiss Valley is open, plus Passholder Perks

$275 Silver Slider – 60+ Years old. Valid every day Swiss Valley is open, plus Passholder Perks

$30 Five and under – Season Pass for 5 Years old and younger.

$410 Big Ten Pass – Ten Punch Pass Card good for 10 visits anytime (Transferrable).


Your season pass includes tons of extra value. Discounts in the Pro Shop, discounts at other resorts and 1 FREE buddy pass to use during the current season & $35 Buddy Weekday Passes. Want flexibility and know you’ll ski 10 days? Check out the Big 10 pass, it’s a great deal to share with family and friends.

What’s New 2023-2024

This summer saw several improvement projects kick off! Some exciting, some, just plain ol’ necessary. The main lodge received a new roof, facia, paint throughout the interior, a fresh coat of stain on the front of the building, LED lighting and updated décor. Other planned improvements include, Rentals and Ski Patrol buildings getting a fresh coat of stain for a fresh look. Speaking of our rentals, on the heels of bringing in 1,000 pair of Head ski boots last year, we have added nearly 300 pair of Head BYS rental skis, an additional 25 Head snowboards, and over 200 new Gyro helmets to our fleet.

This summer, Snow Mountain Operations was again on site, completing phase 3 of 5 of the major overhaul to our SNOWMAKING INFRASTRUCTURE. Thousands of feet of new snowmaking pipe, VFD pumping station and 5 SNOWGUNS have been added over the last two summers. This year we added an additional 2500 feet of snowmaking pipe and electrical, including snowmaking on our new run, “WEEZY’S WAY”, 3 NEW SMI SUPER POLECAT tower snowmakers have been added on Mountain Do (Triple) for some serious SNOWMAKING POWER. Finally, our PARKING LOT got the love it deserved, our old dirt/gravel lot has been paved with asphalt millings, eliminating potholes and making for a much better parking situation.

We are looking forward to showing you the new and improved Swiss Valley this winter season and hope you will join us as a passholder!

See you on the slopes,

Jamie Wiseman Stafne                                                  Mike Panich
Swiss Valley Management                                            Swiss Valley Management



SUNDAY RAIL JAM in Shanda’s Nomadic Park on Easy Over at 2:30pm.

Session & Style, jamming it out on Easy Over with the rope tow!

This is a Swiss Valley First, a session park with rails, and boxes on Easy Over! If we are doing something for the first time ever, why not make it a contest? Come on out and show your best tricks and make some hot laps on the rope tow. Set on Easy over 2, the park bois will give you one more park for the year, come on out and have some fun and earn some bragging rights by showing us your best moves.

Registration ($10) and $25 Lift Tickets available beginning at 12pm.

If you are under 18, please have a parent or guardian sign the following release.

Rail Ride Release 2023

OH YEAH, there will be a TACO TRUCK available by the lodge, serving up some seriously good grub.

Operations Update 2/27/23

Due to the unseasonable weather forecast for Monday 2/27/23, we have decided to close for the day and allow the snow to rest while we weather yet ANOTHER rain event this “winter”. We plan to reopen Tuesday February 28th at 5pm and ski until 9pm. We plan to continue with evening operations (5pm-9pm) Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday. We will watch the forecast closely and give an update on hours for Friday as soon as we can. As always, please check the snow report, social media, or the snow phone for the latest updates before traveling.

We still have a few events planned for the rest of the season. Fifth Grader Friday 3/3/23, where fifth graders ski for only $20. Our “Slush Cup” is scheduled for Saturday March 4th, stay tuned for details! And Our final Scout Day of the Season on 3/5/23.

Tapistry Take Over & Beer Garden, Feb 25th

No plans for this Saturday?? Don’t worry Swiss Valley has you covered. Get off the couch and hit our main lodge beer garden and join in the Snow Cup Games. Tapistry Brewing moves in occupying all taps and selling brews by the glass or by flights. This years beer garden, will be open 1:00PM-5:00PM.

Scout Days – February 25th & March 5th

Scout Days

Scout Days are for to all scouts, family members and leaders ages 8 yrs and older. Show current Scout Member ID at the Swiss Valley Ticket Window and at the Ski School Desk to receive discounts. Group Lessons are for “Never Ever Before” Beginners.  Troops or individual scouts, leaders and their families may participate in Scout Days as long as the scout presents a current scout ID.

Scout Day Rates – February 25th:

  • Lift Tickets $34.00 per person
  • Ski or Snowboard Rental $20.00 per person
  • Group Ski or Snowboard Lesson $15.00 per person
  • Helmet Rental $10.00 per person

Scout Day Rates – March 5th:

  • Lift Tickets & Equipment Rental (if needed) $35.00 per person
  • Group Ski or Snowboard Lesson $15.00 per person
  • Helmet Rental $10.00 per person

Show current Scout Member ID at the Swiss Valley Ticket Window and at the Ski School Desk to receive discounts. Troops or individual scouts, leaders and their families may participate in Scout Days as long as the scout presents a current scout ID.

‘Qualified’ Swiss Valley Patch: Troop members are eligible to receive a participation patch by calling ahead and then visiting customer service with their paid lift ticket prior to departure.

Schedule your own ski / snowboard day for your scout troop

Organize your entire troop including family and friends for a fun-filled pre-registered group outing instead. The Group Discount Program is available through out the ski season and discounts vary depending on the day you choose to ski.  All participants receive lift and rental discounts and ski lessons are free.  Participation patches are available to all paid skiers and snowboarders.  An optional group orientation program provides a “user –friendly” and educational experience as we assist during your visit.  Take a trip that allows everyone to have some fun! Email for additional group rate information.

Military Freedom Ride Day – February 26th

Join us on February 26th to celebrate Swiss Valley’s Military Freedom Ride Day! Complimentary lift tickets and equipment rental for active-duty and retired military. Bring identification to the ticket window to qualify and receive your complimentary lift and equipment rental. Enjoy a day on our slopes as we celebrate, honor and thank you for your service!

Live Music in the Chalet Karly-N-Fred

Join us in the Chalet for some live entertainment by acoustic duo, Karly-n-Fred, this Saturday 1/18/23 from 2pm to 5pm, and again on Sunday 1/19/23 from 1pm to 4pm.

Karly-N-Fred will entertain you with an acoustic set featuring contemporary rock hits from yesterday and today. Come have a drink and a meal and enjoy the music!