Season passes for the Warner Canyon Ski Area are available now from Favell-Utley Realty, located at 120 N. E St. in Lakeview. This year’s ticket prices are changing, though season pass prices have not.
“If all goes well,” said Fremont Highlanders Pres.Barry Shullanberger, ”we plan to open the ski hill on Saturday, Dec. 21, but we can open whenever we get enough snow.”
All-day pass prices this season will be $15 for seniors, $32 for adults, $20 for 13-18 year olds, $20 for pre-teens and $10 for children 5 and under.
Half-day passes will cost $10 for seniors, $24 for adults, $15 for 13-18 year olds, $15 for pre-teens and $5 for children 5 and under.
Season passes will cost $75 for seniors, $350 for adults, $250 for 13-18 year olds, $175 for pre-teens and $40 for children 5 and under.
Prices have gone down for adult half-day passes, 13-18 year old half-day and full-day passes, pre-teen half-day passes and children’s half-day passes.
“We’re trying to make sure we stay competitive with other ski areas,” said Shullanberger. “We want to have the best deal for the area.”
He said that also in the plans for the season are skiing lessons, starting Jan. 11. The lessons will be for anyone from 5-18 years old.
There will be different classes for different levels of skill including those who are new to skiing, those of intermediate skill and those skiing at an advanced level.
The classes will run six Saturdays in a row, from 10:00 a.m. to noon, with prices to be decided. Participants will have to buy their own lift tickets.
Shullanberger also noted that a ski race is tentatively planned for Feb. 22, with a snow festival planned for March 8. The Highlanders will be selling tickets all winter for a dinner served at the top of the ski hill.
No date has yet been set for the drawing of the tickets.
Contact Shullanberger for more information, including the time and place for the next meeting of the Fremont Highlanders at 541-947-4625.
The Ski Area can also be contacted at 541-947-5001, with a message giving details of current snow conditions on the hill.