Important Update Regarding Snow Conditions and Operating Schedule
February 16, 2015
After the lifts close this holiday Monday at 4:30 pm, the resort will close from Tuesday, February 17 through Friday, February 20 for snow maintenance on the Monarch lift and will re-open Saturday, February 21 for skiing and snowboarding. Until significant new snowfall arrives, the resort will open on Saturdays and Sundays only for as long as snow conditions persist. Accordingly, Vegas Days, originally scheduled for February 17-18, will be postponed to a later date.
Recent consecutive days with highs in the mid-50s, holiday skier traffic and no recent snowfall combined to melt off most of the snow in the unloading area of the Monarch lift, which serves many of Eagle Point’s most popular blue runs. Overnight lows above freezing temperature have made it difficult for grooming operations to re-establish any base to the Monarch unloading area making for slushy, thin and bare conditions. Eagle Point has 100% natural snow with no snowmaking capability. The forecast for the next few days shows a change in this terrible warm pattern turning cold with overnight lows in the mid-teens. We need a few consecutive days with temperatures below freezing so that we can farm available snow from other non-ski areas in order to re-establish a base in the Monarch unloading area.
When the resort re-opens on Saturday, February 21, we expect to have five lifts and 30 runs open as snow conditions are fair-to-great in most areas of the resort other than the Monarch lift. Ticket prices will be $30 on Saturdays and Sundays until significant new snowfall allows the resort to resume normal operations and rates. During this abbreviated schedule, the Canyonside lodge will open Friday at 4 pm for lodging check-ins, dining and bar service. Reservation specialists will contact any existing reservations affected by this change in schedule.
We hope to see you all again this season for a few well-deserved powders days. Please call 855-EAGLE-PT with any questions.
Eagle Point Resort