Thank you very much guys!!
While surfing online, I came across a Snowshoe link and followed it...now I know it's very naieve of me NOT to have noticed before...but Silvercreek doens't open until the day AFTER the "ski free" weeks end.
We're planning on going with my Dad, who had a heart attack on last Thanksgiving day and went skiing for the very first time in his life the following March. I'm concerned that if they only have one trail open, it might be too long for Dad to do comfortably (or maybe even safely!)
I called Snowshoe reservations and "tested" this information. FIRST I asked about the lift tickets that came with the "ski free" deal--I asked if they were "freedom tickets" and if Silvercreek would be available--they guy answered YES!!!!
I then clarified and asked AGAIN if Silvercreek would be available "So, Silvercreek will be open and available? "Ah, Silvercreek opens December 16th." --"But the 'ski free' weeks end December 15th." "Ah, that's correct."
<<shakes head>> They guy should have been up front....come to think of it--there's NOTHING about Silvercreek NOT being open anywhere easily accessed on their main website! I just tried to find the page I found by link earlier, and I can't find it from their main page. Oh well! The information's there for those digging for it. I've just got to be more careful.