Opening Day Updates
Sat, Nov 24 - Sat, Dec 15
For Opening Day updates, read our Snow Report.
Opening Day is always the hardest to pinpoint. Weather 100% dictates when we can open for the season. We do not rely on natural snow, but rather on freezing temperatures. Once we do open, however, we can stay open with snow on the ground even if the temperatures reach above freezing (40's, 50's, 60's, 70's etc). The best time to make snow is when the temperatures are in the low 20's or teens. Yes, we can make snow at 30 degrees, but the quality isn't as good. And Don't forget, humidity, water temperate, and ground temperature all play a part too.
When it comes to the start of the season, deciding on the best time to make snow is tough. We can usually start making snow around the 1st of December, but if the long range forecast doesn't show continiously cold temps, it's not worth making snow. What's the point when you know it will all melt away in 2 days taking us back to the beginning?
So, we do our best to get the snow on the ground in plenty in time for our projected opening day, but we can only do what Mother Nature allows. Rest assured that we want to be open as much as you do.
We know this doesn't help you plan your trips easily and wish there was more we could do. I think we are close to learning how to control the weather, but until that time comes, it's best to plan your travel around Christmas, the New Year or even in January. Once we do know opening day, we will post it EVERYWHERE!
Always check the Snow Report before coming out to Paoli Peaks for updates on snow and tubing conditions.
ALL EVENTS ARE TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED as they are contingent on weather conditions, snow quantity, and other important factors. We recommend all guests check our website and daily SNOW REPORT before visiting. Although every precaution is taken to ensure accuracy, errors or misunderstanding in price, quantity, and/or specifications may occur. We reserve the right to correct such errors without notice.