Liberty projections . . .
December 16, 2004
Rumors are flying that Liberty is going to try to open this Thursday. Sister area Whitetail may be trying for the same date, but no word there as of yet.
Any idea as to what trails may be open by the weekend?
dunno of course but in the last few yrs it seems like the two bunnies, the main green trail and at least 1 blue (angle drop) go first, probably including the main blue under the mainl lift and terrain park stuff.
Not that much but on a uncrowded day, 4 hrs of leg burning non-stop fun if you can stand it.
(that is up and down the main quad with no rest)
SORRY that was in reference to whitetail NOT liberty. no idea on liberty!!
Actually, until you got to the trail names, it DID sound like Liberty!! Traditionally, the beginner area and Dipsy Doodle and Sneaky Pete are opened top to bottom. From there Blue Streak and Heavenly are next with the black diamond trio (ultra, eastwind and strata) going from there in approximately that order. If Liberty makes it open by Thursday (I have my doubts), count on the beginner area and Dipsy for sure with more to follow quickly - especially because of the new snowmaking equipment and capacity.
Liberty is not opening on Thursday (as you probably know by now). However, as far as trails go, they are making snow frontside AND backside. Liberty purchases a new automated snowmaking system this year so they can now make snow front and back a lot quicker.
The phone snow report and the email I got confirmed they are making front and back. But it looks like Saturday before they open.
Liberty's website is stating Saturday morning. No trails listed yet. I'm guessing the Beginner area, Dipsey Doodle from the top & Heavenly on the back. But - it could easily be more. The updated snow making equipment on Dipsey Doodle seems to have free'd up some resources to blow on other slopes as well.
Yup, saw the postponment from the website. Also got confirmation that they ARE making snow on the backside. While that's good for having another trail, it also means that discounts are likely to be slim for pre-holiday skiing. On the other hand, Liberty is still giving free lessons until Christmas - so gear up!