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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Slopes Open As Early Snow Blankets Area

Ski season kicks-off at Swain this weekend

By Justin Head
The Evening Tribune

SWAIN —Grab your ski and snowboard gear and get ready to hit the slopes this weekend.

Swain Resort opens from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fri-Sun.

“We are definitely moving forward. Our numbers are up and we are excited about the season,” said Manager Jodi Carts. “The mountain crew continues to make snow over the next couple of days and by Thursday evening we will know exactly what trails will be open. It all depends on the next day's snowmaking, which so far is going well.”

The decision to open from 1-9 p.m. Dec. 13-17 was made Wednesday afternoon and regular hours will start at Swain Dec. 18, according to Carts, who with her husband Scott and Shawn and Celeste Schoonover saved the resort from closing about a year and a half ago. The couples also own and operate Ski Denton in Coudersport, Pa.

“Things are going really well. The two mountains together really compliment each other,” said Jodi Carts. More...

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