REPORTING · 12th March 2010
Due to the unusually low snow pack at Shames Mountain the management has decided to close the hill after this weekend. The skiing is great at the moment, with some fresh snow, however they feel it is prudent to close now and get ready for next year.
Regulars at the mountain know how low the snow pack is as the mountain usually has lots of snow when they normally close in April. The road up to the mountain has been bare to gravel for well over a month, right to the top and the snow banks are all but gone. A normal year presents high snowbanks and a narrow road, while this year there are ditches and running water.
The management is currently working out the plan and pricing for 'Early Bird' passes, which are generally sold at the end of the season, for the next season.
If you have a desire to get some skiing in before the season ends, this weekend is the last opportunity at Shames Mountain.
Looking down, from the top of a diamond run, over the lodge and parking area at Shames Mountain.
Comment by Lance Armstrong on 13th March 2010
Is there going to be a next season? Has a buyer been found? Whats the story?