Season opener nears at Phoenix Mountain – Grand Forks Gazette


Phoenix Mountain could be open for the next ski and snowboard season as early as Boxing Day, according to James Hall, president of the Phoenix Mountain Alpine Ski Association.

“It really depends on how much snow we get by then. There is snow in the forecast and we are hopeful. But, either we get it or we don’t get it, ”Hall said on Wednesday, December 22.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required to enter the ski chalet, but will not be required to get on the T-bar ski lifts or enter the rental store, he said. Tickets and a full menu of concession offerings will be available to unvaccinated guests through a take-out window on the lodge’s upper deck.

The Hill’s Phoenix Racer program will begin in January.

Hall said Phoenix regulars can look forward to the return of dealership operator Kim Neilson and groomer operator Duff Sigurdson.

“We have done everything possible to open as soon as possible. We can’t wait to see everyone on the hill again and see their smiling faces, ”Hall told The Gazette.

Snow and sub-zero temperatures are forecast in the Grand Forks area through Tuesday, Dec. 28, according to Environment Canada.

Phoenix started later last season, having opened on Jan.8, 2021.

For more information, visit the Phoenix Mountain website at

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