Unless there is a substantial dump of snow in the next few days, it looks like Phoenix Mountain will not be opening as scheduled on Dec. 19.
“Obviously, it’s not going to happen on Dec. 19,” said Ciel Sander, vice-president of the Phoenix Mountain Alpine Ski Society (PMASS). “We need lots of snow. There’s some snow on the hill but we need a lot more to open. It’s not happening on the 19th. We don’t have the funds like Whitewater and bring in dump truck loads of snow. We need probably another 10 cm of snow.”
Sander said the staff and the hill are all ready to go and are just waiting for a few big dumps.
“We are all set to go,” she said. “As soon as snow comes we’ll be turning the bull wheel.”
Sander said they would love to be open during the Christmas holidays when many people have time off.
“The kids are off school,” she added. “That would be prime for everyone. We would be very happy if we could open for Christmas.”