Kirkwood optimistic after cold weather sets in for snowmaking
Cold overnight temperatures and around-the-clock shifts have resulted in encouraging snowmaking efforts at Kirkwood Mountain Resort.
Resort officials are currently assessing the mountain on a “day-to-day” basis and Kirkwood will open its slopes as soon as conditions permit.
Guests can receive the latest details and updates by checking Kirkwood’s online snow report at http://www.kirkwood.com or by calling the snowphone at 877-KIRKWOOD.
Guests who have signed up to receive Kirkwood’s Neighborwood News will also receive an email update 24 hours in advance of opening.
“We are anxious to start the 2007-08 winter season and optimistic that we will have lift-served skiing and snowboarding available soon,” said Allon Cohne, director of marketing. “Now, we simply need Mother Nature to cooperate in regards to temperatures and maybe even surprise us with a storm of her own.”
Kirkwood Mountain Resort will have plenty of Thanksgiving offerings to greet families and guests who plan to spend the weekend at the resort.
The Wall Bar and Grill will be serving an elegant traditional Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., reservations recommended. The menu will consist of slow roasted turkey, honey glazed ham, pumpkin and butternut squash ravioli along with seasonal sides and dessert. For more information or to make reservations, contact the Off the Wall Bar and Grill at 209.258.7365. In addition, Bub’s Pub and the Kirkwood Inn will also be open for food and beverage needs.
Holiday shopping will be available this weekend at Kirkwood Mountain Sports located in the Village Plaza, Saturday from 10 a.m., to 3 p.m. with all of last season’s gear at discounted prices. Kirkwood’s Cross Country Center Retail shop will be open for business throughout the weekend, Friday through Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. featuring the latest in traditional gear, skate skis, snowshoes, nordic apparel, and other great gift ideas.
The Kirkwood Community Association will be hosting a full lineup of family events this Thanksgiving holiday including Scavenger Hunts, Turkey Bowling, Tree Trimming ceremonies and Photos with Santa. The weekend’s lineup concludes on Saturday evening with a live music performance by the Alpine Trio beginning at 6:30 in the KCA club. For complete details, check out our events calendar at http://www.kirkwood.com.
For overnight lodging, early season rates are available including Stay & Ski Free packages; those interested can call Kirkwood Lodging at (800) 967-7500 for more information or to make a reservation.
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