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Brundage Mountain to open Easy Street lift Saturday

Posted at 3:07 PM, Dec 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-06 17:08:16-05

Skiers and riders can hit the slopes at Brundage Mountain this weekend, thanks to a combination of natural snow and snowmaking equipment.

Resort officials say a foot of fresh snow has fallen in the Brundage base area over the past seven days -- and low temperatures have been friendly to the resort’s enhanced snowmaking efforts.

The Easy Street lift is set to run from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from Saturday, December 10 through the rest of the season.

A series of snow-producing storms is expected to hit the ski area starting Thursday.

“Our snowmaking efforts have been the key to getting Easy Street ready,” said Resort spokesperson April Whitney. “We’ve also laid down a great base at the bottom terminals of the Bear and Centennial chairs. With a little help from Mother Nature, we’ll be rolling more lifts and open more terrain very, very soon.”

Easy Street lift tickets are free for all ages again this season. Smoky’s Bar and Grill will open Saturday along with regular rental, retail and ski school operations, Whitney added.