windham-mountain.jpgWindham, N.Y. - Windham Mountain opens for the 2010 - 2011 ski and snowboard season at 2:00 p.m today, Friday December 3rd. In celebration of the resorts 50th season, lift tickets today are only fifty cents. "Making snow last week in advance of the storm was a bit of a gamble," said Tim Woods, Windham Mountain's president and general manager. "But our guests want to ski, we want to be open and fortunately that base held up. We had a great night of snowmaking last night we're ready to open A-lift and Upper and Lower Whistler trails today." Today's skiing and riding is for skiers and riders of expert ability only, and snowmaking operations are ongoing.  Beginning Saturday December 4th at 8am, Windham Mountain expects to offer two miles of skiing and riding for all abilities with six trails on thirty acres of terrain served by three lifts. A temporary terrain park consisting of 4 boxes and 3 rails will be set up on Lower Whistler. Snowmaking operations will be continuing on the open terrain. Legends Lounge, Wunderbar Café and Mountain Express cafeteria will be open this weekend. The 2010-2011 ski season marks Windham Mountain's 50th year of operation. Upgrades for the season include the expansion of the snowmaking reservoir and an additional 4,000 feet of new snowmaking lines. The resort also recently partnered with The Windham Country Club and will operate a cross country skiing and snowshoe center and will operate the year round restaurant recently renamed Seasons Restaurant featuring a steak and seafood cuisine Ticket prices this weekend will be $39 for all. For further information please call the ticket offices at 518-734-4300*1100