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Mon., Nov. 14, 2011, 9:55 a.m.

Lookout Pass plans to open lifts for skiing Friday

Lookout Pass ski area reports 21 inches of snowfall over the weekend, as this photo indicates. The resort plans to open for the season on Nov. 18, 2011. (Courtesy photo)
Lookout Pass ski area reports 21 inches of snowfall over the weekend, as this photo indicates. The resort plans to open for the season on Nov. 18, 2011. (Courtesy photo)

SKI RESORTS -- The weekend storm dumped 21 inches of new snow on the Montana-Idaho border, giving Lookout Pass Ski and Recreation Area the jumpstart it needs to start operating its lifts and open for the season at reduced rates starting Friday (Nov. 18).

Lookout is the first of the area's ski resorts to announce an opening date.

The majority of the front side of the mountain will be open with top-to-bottom skiing off Chair 1 with a minimum of 10 runs, the resort announced this morning. The beginner rope-tow will also operate.

"Our groomers are busy packing down the weekend snowfall and conditions should continue to improve throughout the week," said Phil Edholm, President and CEO of Lookout Pass. "We anticipate open powder, packed powder and freshly tilled corduroy on Friday."

Reduced lift ticket rates will be in effect. Prices will be posted on skilookout.com prior to Friday’s opening. Additional lifts and terrain will open as soon as conditions allow.




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