Annual Open House at Tyrol Basin
Sunday, October 26, 2008 9am to 5pm
It is hard to believe but it is that time of year already for Tyrol Basin's annual OPEN HOUSE. Fall colors are fading fast and snow will be here before you know it and the Old Farmer's Almanac is predicting even more snow than last year. In fact, the Tyrol Snowmaking crew already made a little white stuff back on October 4. We're anxious and ready to start blowing snow for real as soon as the temperatures drop.
Tyrol Basin's Open House is a great time to come out for a few hours and enjoy the beautiful Vermont (Township) countryside. There will be scenic chairlift rides (about the only time you get to be a foot passenger and ride around or get off at the top to walk around or picnic on the mountain) and fun inflatable bouncing for the kids. Most importantly, this is the best time to come out and have your picture taken for your season pass. It is a lot easier and less time consuming than being delayed the first time you come out to the slopes and want to get right out on the snow. There have been a few questions about the new "Pick up a Ticket Pass". Yes, you will be issued a regular photo ID season pass that you will have to show at the special season pass window each time to pick up a ticket for the day. You can still use your pass like a gift card by having value added to it. It can be used anywhere around Tyrol, same as cash only more convenient and accessible because now you can keep it safe in your pocket instead of wearing it in an armband. Both "Pick Up a Ticket" and "Easy Access" passholders will need to have their pictures taken for their passes before they can hit the slopes.
The Tyrol Basin Ski Patrol's Ski Swap also takes place during the open house. This is an excellent opportunity to shop for some pre-season bargains on ski and snowboard equipment. Individuals can bring in equipment on Wednesday night or Saturday and drop it off to sell. Sunday, there are lots of shoppers looking for deals on new and used equipment. If it sells, the ski patrol charges a 15% commission and you get the rest. If it doesn't sell you need to pick it up on Sunday evening. There are also several ski shops that bring in brand new equipment to sell at discounted prices so there are thousands of items to choose from. This is the annual fund raiser for the Ski Patrol, an all volunteer organization which uses proceeds to purchase equipment and supplies to take care of you, the skiers and snowboarders if you ever need it.
Season Passes are still discounted through October 31. Don't wait too long and pay more! Purchase now on line at www.tyrolbasin.com or buy them at the Open House.