We appreciate your (Facebook/Twitter) feedback addressing our opening day and your disappointment. The opening date is not based on opening the "most
terrain later rather than opening a couple of runs." You the pass holder
are our first priority as we move from the summer season into the winter
season. Each and every season we try to do the best we can to come up with benefits for you as we try to gain your loyalty and support. The "big storm" we had earlier in the season bringing in 6 feet of snow brought TP
some huge problems just as you all had with your residential and business
areas in town. The storm brought a lot of snow which will enable us to open more of the mountain when we do open. An example of those problems that we incurred is our major snowmaking upgrade project came to a halt and we had two weeks of just removing snow in order to get back to the project. The power company wasn't able to make it to TP to turn on the power as planned,
as their priorities for weeks were to take care of residences and
businesses without power. We were the least of their worries at that time.
With the high wind that accompanied that storm, the top of TP was left bare
of any snow and just like everyone else, we had a lot of tree damage toclear out.
Terry Peak is in the business to make money and to open ASAP; however, it will not open when there is danger to the public, our season pass holders, and when it is not in good enough shape to give you the experience you all
come to expect from us. The "big storm" did bring in a lot of snow that we
were able to save and therefore, when we open December 7, we will have most of the mountain open for your enjoyment and you will do so safely and on snow rather than rocks.
We hope you have a safe and happy holiday. See you all December 7!