“Are you open?” We are not open for skiing. However, our Swiss Valley Ski & Board Shop is currently open for pre-season shopping (Friday-Sunday*) . * Fridays 12pm-7pm, Saturday 10am-5pm and Sundays 12pm-5pm.
This is what that snowmaking window of opportunity looks like for Swiss Valley:
• Several days with a majority of hours with temperatures below 28°
• Low humidity
• Minimal wind
Any time the temperatures, humidity or wind leave the ‘ideal’ area, we must turn off the snow guns – that means if daytime temperatures exceed 28°, winds pick up, it starts sleeting, etc.
Once we can start making snow, we need:
• 36+ hours of constant snowmaking to turn our grass from green to white.
• Another day to move the snow and groom it into skiable terrain.
As we face a 10-day forecast with heavy rain and temperatures in the mid-50s, we unfortunately can’t set an opening date at this time. As we begin to see more consistent snowmaking weather, we’ll turn the guns on and keep you posted!