There will be public skiing at Snoqualmie Pass this weekend! This Saturday, November 19th, 2011, will the first day of winter operations of the 2011-2012 winter season at Summit West. Lift tickets for opening weekend will be discounted to the rate of $35 for adults and $30 for youth. The kind people here at BellevueBusinessJournal.com have again offered the great people at The Summit an opportunity to promote The Summit and all it’s winter fun here on this site in exchange for a season pass (and rental pass). 12” of snow in the past 72 hours, combined with last weekend’s storm system and a favorable forecast are allowing this earlier-than-average opening. “We are thrilled that La Nina has provided us with the snow necessary to facilitate another early season opening!” said Dan Brewster, general manager for The Summit. “A pre-Thanksgiving opening date is always a plus and typically serves as a good indicator of a long and plentiful winter season.” Summit West will operate from 9am-4pm Saturday and Sunday, closing Monday and Tuesday of next week before re-opening Wednesday, November 23rd. For further operational announcements and weather conditions, visit www.summitatsnoqualmie.com. The Summit at Snoqualmie, operated by Boyne Resorts, is a proud partner of the USFS offering equal opportunity recreation. Boyne Resorts is the largest family owned four-season resort company in North America; founded by Everett Kircher in 1947. In addition to The Summit, Boyne Resorts owns and/or operates award-winning mountain and golf resorts and attractions throughout the United States and Canada including Cypress Mountain near Vancouver, British Columbia, the Official Freestyle Skiing and Snowboard Venue for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, Big Sky Resort in Montana, Boyne Mountain, Boyne Highlands, The Inn at Bay Harbor – A Renaissance Golf Resort and Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark in Michigan, Brighton in Utah, Crystal Mountain in Washington, Loon Mountain in New Hampshire, Sugarloaf and Sunday River Resort in Maine and Gatlinburg Sky Lift in Tennessee. For more information on Boyne Resorts, please visit www.boyneresorts.com.