FRIDAY DECEMBER 19: WE WILL BE OPEN TODAY 10:00AM-10:30PM. Lift Tickets - $32, Ski Rental - $25, Snowboard Rental - $25. TERRAIN PARK FEATURES: Flat rail, down rail, z rail, pill tank, 2 down-flat-down rails, shot gun rail, rainbow rail.
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  • Friday, December 19, 2014

    Base: 12-24   New Snow: 0   Man-made snow(Last 24 hrs.): 2   Snow condition: Groomed
    FRIDAY DECEMBER 19: WE WILL BE OPEN TODAY 10:00AM-10:30PM. Lift Tickets - $32, Ski Rental - $25, Snowboard Rental - $25. TERRAIN PARK FEATURES: Flat rail, down rail, z rail, pill tank, 2 down-flat-down rails, shot gun rail, rainbow rail. Holiday Hours: Dec. 31st open 9:00 AM to 11:30 PM • New Year's Day hours are 9:00am to 10:30pm
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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 14 open runs.

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

Chairlifts:

Lift 1 - Creeping Myrtle As needed
Lift 6 - Hawthorne As needed
Lift 5 - Poison Ivy As needed
Sweet Express Quad OPEN
Lift 3 - Snowberry As needed
Lift 2 - Chicory As needed
Sweet Pea (Beginner Hill) OPEN

Tow Ropes:

Rope 1 - Apple Blossom OPEN
Rope 2 - Wild Rose As needed

Small Snowflake WonderCarpet

As needed

Big Blizzard WonderCarpet

OPEN
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 4 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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SnowCam 2
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SnowCam 3
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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.