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Mt. Ascutney Reopening Hindered by Weather

An update on an announcement we brought you on Monday. Due to the weather and lack of much snow, the planned reopening ceremony of Mt. Ascutney this Saturday has been hindered and will no longer have the planned Winter Fest activites.

The “Fatscutney” fat biking race, tiki torch snow shoe, and skiing have been cancelled because of the lack of favorable conditions, or in other words, there isn’t enough snow.

However, the rope tow dedication ceremony will still be held and visitors are invited to attend the groundbreaking of a new era for Mount Ascutney.

The event is being co-hosted by volunteer group Mt. Ascutney Outdoors and the Trust for Public Land, the latter of which purchased the land back in December. Mount Ascutney opened in the 1940s but closed in 2010 due to financial troubles.

The lodge was lost to a fire early last year, which is still owned by MFW Associates, the former owner of the entire ski area.

Saturday’s dedication is scheduled for 11:30 AM and all are invited to attend.

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