The early opening comes as a result of some heavy snowfall in the region over the past few days. According to Powder King’s website, the mountain has received 40 centimetres of snow over the past 72 hours, allowing for restricted mountain access, as not all of the runs have sufficient bases of snow yet.
The mountain is expecting even more of the white stuff over the next few days, which will result in the opening of more runs as the base continues to grow.
The website confirms that a solid base of snow has already been accumulated, listed at 55 centimetres at the day lodge, 85 centimetres at the middle point of the mountain, and 98 centimetres at the top of the T-bar lift, the highest possible point to ski and snowboard from.
According to employees, Thursday will mark the opening of only a limited amount of runs on the mountain, but both the chair lift and the T-bar will be running, allowing anyone interested to access to parts of the resort, on some of the easier runs.
Thursday’s door opener will welcome anyone interested in getting a jump on ski season with some early season conditions.
For further updates on the status of the Powder King mountain, visit the resort’s official website.