Seven Springs to open on Black Friday

Skiers and snowboarders, rejoice — Seven Springs’ opening day is Friday!

“We’re really excited about how this season’s starting right now,” said General Manager Brett Cook.

Opening day festivities will include a first chair banner break on the Polar Bear Express, DJ Digital Dave and complimentary coffee, hot chocolate and granola bars.

Thanks to an early cold snap, Seven Springs was able to start making snow on Nov. 15.

The resort also added 28 new snowmaking guns ahead of this season.

“Last week we had that stretch of weather where it did not get out of the 30s and we were able to go around the clock for about five days straight,” explained Cook.

The mountain has also seen 4 inches of natural snow and has nine of 33 slopes ready to open Friday, according to Cook.

“We have a couple feet of snow down on the terrain that we’re going to be opening with on Friday. And that’s not happened in many years,” Cook said.

This year, Seven Springs will increase its operating hours by six hours each week.

The resort says being close to 100% staffed really helps with its plan to stay open, longer.

“One of the biggest things that’s helped us to achieve that goal is by increasing our minimum wage to $20 an hour,” said Cook. “Regardless of what position you are, you will be making a minimum wage of $20 an hour, which is fantastic.”

Overall, the team at Seven Springs is feeling optimistic for the season ahead.

“Any time we can get over 100 days open at Seven Springs, it’s a good thing,” said Cook. “We were there last year and we hope to surpass that this year.”

Seven Springs will be open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekends.

For ticket info, click here: https://www.7springs.com