Record Setting Winter Season!
Mt.Washington had a record year in skier visits for 2000/2001, reports Director of Resort Services Don Sharpe. "It was awesome," Sharpe said. "We did record numbers in downhill, about 378,000 skier visits.
Nordic was on par for last year. "That was because of the marginal snow in December. We felt we would have done better if we'd had more December snow."
The mountain had snow on opening day in December, and was able to remain open past Easter weekend in April. "It seemed like every time we needed snow, we got it. We had a good snowfall -most of the time we were near number one in terms of base."
The O-Zone Tubing Park saw eight to 10 per cent more visitors over last year, as that sport is catching on. The tubing park will be open later next winter, until 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
Sharpe said the management team is entering its second year together, and is stronger than ever. He will celebrate his first anniversary on August 15.
Sharpe said the team's strength bodes well for a strong summer and winter. "You're looking at a team that works well together."