LAWRENCEBURG, Ind. — Snowsport enthusiasts unite! The Tri-State's only ski resort opened for the season Tuesday, the third earliest opening in Perfect North Slopes' history.
Skiing and snowboarding started at 9:30 a.m. Tubing will start later in the season, according to the website.
Blue, green and red chairlifts will be operating for 12 hours Tuesday and Wednesday. The park will be closed for Thanksgiving, but it will reopen from 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Friday.
The slopes normally open in December, but thanks to the frigid arctic temperatures crews were able to produce enough snow to open before Thanksgiving.
“Here in the valley of snow-making magic, we were able to make snow for 48 hours continuously which is kind of rare — normally it’s just through the evenings and overnight," said Alex Perfect.
Opening Day is Tuesday, November 22nd! Ski and snowboard from 9:30 AM until 9:30 PM. Snow Tubing will open later in the 22/23 winter season. Bonus Day pricing is in effect and all season passes will be valid! Details at https://t.co/jkh1e1QZhd pic.twitter.com/lPqJHq9HhX
— Perfect North Slopes (@skiridetubepns) November 21, 2022
Season passes start at $549 for adults. The park also offers week-long passes and various add-ons along with lift tickets for those who just want to enjoy a day in the snow. All ticket and pass pricing can be found here.
Passholders wasted no time getting out on the slopes.
"I think about it when I wake up ... I think about it when I go to sleep, I watch videos, and every second without Perfect North, I’ve been waiting for Perfect North," Donovan Duffy said. "We’re just grateful to have this place (near) Cincinnati. There are no other places that are built like this around here the runs, the parks, it’s just awesome. You can’t beat it."
Perfect said the resort has a new trail accessible from the red chairlifts called Ella May Way, a nod to the matriarch of Perfect North. He said they're working to get it open as soon as possible.
Hopefully, the winter will stay cold enough for the slopes to remain open throughout the season. Last year the park had to close multiple times due to unseasonably warm temperatures.