We are now closed for the season Thank you all for a great winter and we hope to see you again next season. Watch for season pass information in late August. THANK YOU
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  • Monday, September 1, 2014

    Base: 0   New Snow: 0   Man-made snow(Last 24 hrs.): 0   We are now closed for the season! Thank you all for a great winter and we hope to see you again next season. Watch for season pass information in late August. THANK YOU!!!
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Lifts and Runs

Bittersweet is 350 feet vertical, with a total of 20 runs.

Our lift service:

The Sweet Express Quad chairlift, 2 Wonder Carpets for beginners, 7 standard chairlifts, and 2 tow ropes.

The Poison Ivy Terrain Park has its own dedicated lift.

There are 0 open runs.

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Babies Breath Sorry, closed.
Sassafras Sorry, closed.
Birch Sorry, closed.
Chickory Sorry, closed.
Creeping Myrtle Sorry, closed.
Apple Blossom Sorry, closed.
Sweet Pea Sorry, closed.
Trillium Sorry, closed.
Honeysuckle Sorry, closed.
Oak Sorry, closed.
Sumac Sorry, closed.
Snowberry Sorry, closed.
Columbine Sorry, closed.
Juniper Sorry, closed.
Choke Cherry Sorry, closed.
Easy Off Sorry, closed.
Wild Rose Sorry, closed.
Hawthorne Sorry, closed.
Poison Ivy Terrain Park Sorry, closed.
Beginner Terrain Park Sorry, closed.

Chairlifts:

Lift 1 - Creeping Myrtle Sorry, closed.
Lift 6 - Hawthorne Sorry, closed.
Lift 5 - Poison Ivy Sorry, closed.
Sweet Express Quad Sorry, closed.
Lift 3 - Snowberry Sorry, closed.
Lift 2 - Chicory Sorry, closed.
Sweet Pea (Beginner Hill) Sorry, closed.

Tow Ropes:

Rope 1 - Apple Blossom Sorry, closed.
Rope 2 - Wild Rose Sorry, closed.

Small Snowflake WonderCarpet

Sorry, closed.

Big Blizzard WonderCarpet

Sorry, closed.
The Wondercarpet

Made in Austria and used in top ski resorts worldwide, the Wondercarpet is the easiest, safest way to lift skiers of all ages to the top of the Beginner hill. There's nothing to learn - just step on the non-slip surface and ride.
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Trail map

Bittersweet is 350 feet vertical, with a total of 20 runs. Right now, 1 runs and 0 lifts are open.

Our lift service:

The Sweet Express Quad chairlift, 2 Wonder Carpets for beginners, 7 standard chairlifts, and 2 tow ropes.

The Poison Ivy Terrain Park has its own dedicated lift.
Large Printable Trail Map

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Snowmaking

snowmen Watch the Snowmen video
See Team Leaders Troy Bryant and Nick work the magic that makes the best snow in the area.
Our snowmaking experience and technology is second to none. We can cover 100% of Bittersweet using over 60 snowmaking guns, most of which have been custom-designed to our specifications. And we're not just making iceballs, either.

Bittersweet's snowmaking staff constantly monitors the process to ensure that under the given conditions, we're making the very best quality snow possible.

How much water do you use to make snow in an average season?"

120,000 gallons per hour, 10 hours per night, about 30 nights per season. You do the math.


Where are the snow guns made?"

Our snow guns are custom made by us here at Bittersweet.


What do the snow guns cost?"

$10,000-$20,000 apiece, and man, they really work.


Do you close the entire hill when you're grooming?"

Good question, Lance.

No, we do our grooming at night, because we can do a better job, and it's safer.


Are all the snow guns the same?"

The snow guns are all the same, except some are permanently mounted on towers and some are portable so we can move them where we need the snow most.


Does the terrain park take longer than the rest of the hill to get up and running? Why or why not?"

Yes it does. We need about 6-8 feet of base snow to push up jumps and to put the rails up on the snow.


What's the earliest date that Bittersweet has ever been able to make snow?"

That was awhile back on a cold, cold, November 15.

Thanks for asking, Grasshopper.