Ski Ward Offers First Lift-Served Skiing of 2023-24 Season
The Massachusetts area installed a Latitude 90 snowmaking system this year.
Sunday, October 22, 2023, NewEnglandSkiIndustry.com
Leveraging a recently installed Latitude 90 snowmaking system, Ski Ward offered the first lift-served skiing in New England today.
The October 22 opening is the earliest lift service in New England since Killington and Sunday River opened on October 19, 2018.
The Latitude 90 L60 system pushes out machine made snow via two outlets and can operate in temperatures as warm as 77 degrees. Ski Ward installed the system this summer with the hope of consistently starting its ski programs during the first week of November.
The Latitude 90 L60 system covers the 50 vertical foot Dream Maker slope, which is served by a carpet lift.
A similar technology named SnowMagic was operated at Tenney Mountain in the fall of 2003.
Located east of Worcester, Ski Ward has been owned by the LaCroix family for over 30 years. The 220 vertical foot hill is served by a triple chairlift and multiple surface lifts.