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Opening Weekend Is In The Books...

11.25.14 | By Pat

Well, one thing is for sure- that was a hell of an opening weekend. Thanks to those of you who came out to shred & slash with us. The weekend wrapped up with a sunny spring-like day, where we were able to stack some clips and knock out an edit you can view here: www.vimeo.com/112728032 We also posted an album of action & set-up shots over at www.facebook.com/bigboulderPARK , so make sure you check those out as well. But, on to the next: We'll be re-opening this Friday, at 10am, so after you've waited in line for that state of the art gaming system, flat screen, or weird Christmas gift, head our way and get some laps in. We'll once again be doing $20 snow passes, operating Love as a shreddable slope, and Freedom as a park. We'll be re-building Freedom tomorrow, re-arranging some features, as well as adding some more towards the bottom of the hill. We'll keep Love featureless for now, until we can get Boulder open, so that those interested in just getting out and making turns can enjoy the place as well. Our goal is to hit the snowmaking hard both Thursday & Friday night, to build upon the forecasted snow that is coming our way Wednesday & Thursday (allegedly). With that said, enjoy the down time & holiday this week, get a fresh coat of wax on your shred stick(s), and get ready for Friday.

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Tomorrow, Tomorrow, I'll LOVE Ya, Tomorrow...

11.21.14 | By Pat

That's right sports fans- due to the cold temps and our snowmaking system, we're stoked to be able to add LOVE Park as a shreddable slope tomorrow. This doesn't mean it's going to be chock full of features, it just means we're getting'r open for your enjoyment. So, with that said, enjoy your Friday night, and remember once again, operating hours are 10am-9pm tomorrow and Sunday, and snow passes remain just $20. Catch you tomorrow, and remember to #beboulder

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As Promised...

11.21.14 | By Pat

Here's a quick stitch of some of the features we've installed over on Freedom, you can check the complete album over at www.facebook.com/bigboulderPARK . We also we tossed in a few more features this afternoon after these pics were taken (20 total, 1 jump) Get out here, the sun is shining, the snow is awesome, and the features are dialed.

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Well... That Was Fun!

11.21.14 | By Pat

Wow- you guys totally blew us away with the turnout yesterday for Opening Day and the annual 'Boulder Gives Back' campaign, which benefits a local food shelter and Toys for Tots. You filled our box truck to the brim with green beans, red beans, black beans, soups, and baked beans. Well done! In all seriousness, the donations were amazing, and we should probably think about doing things like this more often. But- on to day number 2! We're currently re-vamping the park, and are going to install as many more features as we can before Edelweis chair starts spinning at 3pm. Snow Passes are once again $20, and a reminder that we're open 10am-9pm Saturday and Sunday as well. We also wanted to give you a heads up about a new, cool improvement here at BBP, the introduction of RFID scanning (scanner pictured below) for our season pass holders. Whereas you used to have to cruise into guest services and have a ticket printed for you, now you need to just walk up to any lift, click or strap in, and our lift attendants will scan your pass and off you go. You don't even need to present the pass, as long as it's on your person, you're good to go! We look forward to seeing how well this goes this year, and where we can use it in other areas of the resort down the road. We'll post some pics of the set-up on Freedom later today, and of course more frequent s'updates @bigboulderpark for all you tweeters & 'grammers out there

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OPENING DAY is TODAY!

11.20.14 | By Pat

Damn, hard to believe it's finally here- the start of our 2014-15 ski & shred season here at Big Boulder PARK. We couldn't be more stoked to get these chairlifts turning, and get this party started. We'd be remiss if we didn't take a moment to recognize all the people behind the scenes who make it happen here- especially our mountain ops crew, which includes our lift maintenance, snowmaking, and terrain park crews. Of course, there are plenty of other departments to thank as well, so make sure you say 'what's up', give 'em a high five, and congratulate them all on a kick ass job getting this place open. Now- on to the details: Freedom Park & lift will be open through the weekend. As of right now we've got about a dozen features in (we'll post set-up pics later once finished), and are working on a few small jumps too. We can't build anything too huge, as we don't want our cover to get too thin, especially with warmer temps coming early this next week. We'll run 3-9pm today and tomorrow (Friday), and 10am-9pm both Saturday and Sunday. We'll close Monday with rain and warm temps moving in, and will re-open on Friday at 3pm. Snow Passes are $20, day or night, and we'll also accept night passes etc. throughout the weekend. Tonight also marks our annual 'Boulder Gives Back' food & toy drive, so if you bring a donation of a new/unused toy, or some canned/non perishable food items, you'll earn yourself a free snow pass for the evening. What better way to give back to your community, than through the gift of shred? Now that you have all the details, there's only one thing left- get in the car and get here! Lifts will start spinning in a little over an hour! Remember to keep it tuned to our Facebook, and of course to Twitter & Instagram @bigboulderpark for more frequent s'updates. Get out there, and remember to #beboulder

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Opening Day is TOMORROW!

11.19.14 | By Pat

Well, it's the moment you've all been waiting for (at least we think/hope), OPENING DAY here at Big Boulder PARK. We're stoked on how this has all came together this fall. Mother Nature got us dialed in with some amazing temps, our mountain ops & snowmaking crews kicked ass day in & out, allowing us to once again be the first to open in the state for the 11th year running. We're focused on the basics- the best parks, quality snowmaking & grooming, at a great value. Here's what you can expect for the opening weekend: 'Boulder Gives Back' will once again be in full swing, where we'll be accepting new/unused toy donations, or food donations in exchange for a snow pass for the evening. We'll start accepting donations right near guest services, where you'll also receive a complimentary can of Red Bull from our friends at @redbullphilly. Our operating hours will be as follows: 3-9p, Thursday and Friday, 10a-9p Saturday and Sunday, with us closing for the week, re-opening Friday at 3pm. Snow Passes will run $20, day or night for the opening weekend. If you have additional questions, click through to www.jfbb.com or give us a shout at 570-443-8425 if something is on your mind. Look forward to seeing you on the slopes this weekend!

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Let's Do This!

11.14.14 | By Pat

The night we've all been waiting for, and we suspect many of you have as well- the start of snowmaking for the 14/15 season here at BBP. Temps are slated to drop to where we need them to, around 28°F to be exact, around 8 or 9pm, and from there we'll look to go online with our system. Our goal is to get as many of our 60 SMI Pole Cat snow guns up and running, but our primary focus on this first night will be Freedom. Early this week however, we get down nearly to single digits, and thats when we can truly unleash some impressive firepower. We'll check in in the AM with pictures of what we were able to accomplish, and you can expect us to have a general idea of opening day by midweek (we hope). As always stay tuned right here, and of course to @bigboulderpark for more frequent s'updates!

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So Close...

11.12.14 | By Pat

Anyone get a load of those temps we're about to get? Yea- so did we, and we couldn't be more stoked. While we still don't know when opening day will go down this season, one thing we do know for certain is snowmaking is literally days away, with some nice 24hr windows of sustained temps early next week. Mind you, that's only if the weatherman gets it right and we all know that that is the one job in the world you can repeatedly mess up and still have a job! Regardless, we're locked, loaded, and ready to spin these chairlifts for you just as soon as we can...

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