The City of Casper’s Hogadon Ski Area is pleased to announce the official opening day for the 2012-2013 season!

After anxiously awaiting some assistance from Mother Nature, the Hogadon team has been able to make enough snow to open for the season.

Opening day will be Sunday, December 30th with limited runs opening at Hogadon Ski Area.  Open runs will include Bunny and Park.

Daily lift tickets will be available for just $13.00 until more runs are opened. Early season conditions exist and snow making will continue on open trails.

Due to the late start this season, Hogadon Ski Area will be open December 30th – January 6th, seven days a week. After January 6th, the hours will go to the normal Wednesday through Sunday schedule.

This season, Hogadon season pass holders will benefit from ski agreements for discounted lift tickets at resorts including; Jackson Hole, Red Lodge Mountain Resort, Snow King and Snowy Range.

First-Time Hogadon Season Passes are available all season long for just $175.00 and can be purchased at the Casper Recreation Center or at Hogadon Ski Area.

The Hogadon team along with Mountain Sports and Casper Mountain Snow Sports School is excited to offer “Learn to Ski/Snowboard Weekends” every Saturday and Sunday throughout the season. This program offers the opportunity to learn how to ski or snowboard for just $35.00. The “Learn to Ski/Snowboard Weekends” include a lift ticket, a 2 hour lesson and equipment rental all for one great price. Children under 12 will also receive a free cup of hot cocoa when they take part in the program.

Be sure to stay tuned for information regarding the opening of additional runs. Check out the Hogadon Facebook page at www.facebook.com/hogadon, call 307-235-8499, or log on to www.hogadon.net for up to date information about opening day, ski agreements at partner resorts, or season passes!