White Pine Ski Area Opening Day Dec. 6th
December 3, 2013
White Pine Resort has announced the Opening Day for their 2013-2014 winter ski season will be Friday, December 6th. The lifts will run from 9AM to 4PM Thursday through Sundays.
A full-day adult lift ticket costs $39. Senior citizens (age 70+) and students/juniors (6-18) cost $29. Children 5 years old and under are $5. Half day tickets are $30 for adults and $22 for ages 6-18 years. Little Spirit Lift tickets are $20. Half day lift tickets available afternoons Noon to 4PM.
The lodge will open at 9AM. Lunch will be available at the Grille from 11AM to 3PM. Apres ski at the Bar upstairs.
Passholders may get pass photos taken at the Ticket Office. Passholders must be present to pick up their passes.
White Pine Ski Area & Resort is Wyoming's oldest ski area, located in the Wind River Mountains just 10 miles from Pinedale. White Pine operates under a special use permit on the Bridger-Teton National Forest from the U.S. Forest Service.
White Pine Lodging Options
At the resort, White Pine has a comfortable cabin, with two stories and a loft. It offers 2 bedrooms (1 king and 1 x 2 twins) and 2 bathrooms, plus the loft has 2 twins. It has a well-equipped kitchen, washer/dryer, living room with log fireplace plus a spacious outside deck. It is a short walk to the lifts. Maximum occupancy is 6 persons. Non-Smoking and No Pets. Rates during the High Season: (December 26 to January 6) $350 (+ 4% state tax) per night, minimum 2 nights stay. Rates during the Regular Season¼January 6 to April 6) $300 (+ 4% state tax) per night, minimum 2 nights stay. Special: 3rd night onwards the rate reduces to $250 per night.
The town of Pinedale, approximately 15 minutes away. Below are lodging establishments are offering ¡§ski and stay packages¡¨: The ¡§Ski and stay¡¨ includes room and lift tickets and often other inclusive amenities such as hot breakfasts; all day coffee; rooms with microwave and refrigerator; heated swimming pool and/or hot tub, and other special features. Check with the establishment you wish to stay for the specifics of their special package.
Hampton Inn & Suites (307) 367-6700 or (800) 426-7866, http://www.hamptoninn.com
Baymont Inn & Suites 307-367-8300, http://www.baymontinns.com
Lakeside Lodge 307-367-2221, http://www.lakesidelodge.com
Log Cabin Motel 307-367-4579, http://www.lakesidelodge.com
Chambers House B&B 1-800-567-2168 or 307-367-2168, http://www.chambershouse.com
White Pine is located 10 miles northeast of Pinedale, Wyoming in the Bridger-Teton National Forest. Pinedale has a population of about 1,500. Jackson Hole is located 88 miles to the north, and Rock Springs is 100 miles to the south. From Pinedale, take the Fremont Lake Road north and stay on the main road. The road up to the ski area is paved and is plowed during the winter season. The road is narrow and windy in places, so please drive carefully. Road conditions may be snow-packed and icy at times. Watch for wildlife on and near the road. White Pine will be on your right as you go up. There is a large parking lot area near the lodge. The parking lot also accesses the nearby free cross-country ski trails.
The closest commercial airports are Jackson Hole, Rock Springs and Salt Lake City. Pinedale's newly expanded George Wenz Field is a general aviation airport located 6 miles south of Pinedale that can accommodate private planes and small corporate jets. See the links below for more area airport information.
Jackson Hole Airport, http://www.jacksonholeairport.com
Rock Springs Commercial Airport, http://www.rockspringsairport.com
Idaho Falls Airport, http://www.idahofallsidaho.gov
Salt Lake City Commercial Airport, http://www.slcairport.com
Pinedale Airport, http://www.airnav.com/airport/KPNA
Transportation and Shuttles
Car rentals are available in Pinedale and at the Rock Springs, Jackson and Salt Lake City airports. Bus service is available only to Rock Springs. Please call the Sublette County Chamber of Commerce/Sublette County Visitor Center for more information: 1-888-285-7282 or 307-367-2242.
White Pine Ski Area: www.whitepineski.com, 307-367-6606
Sublette County Chamber of Commerce: www.sublettechamber.com, 307-367-2242
Pinedale Visitor website: www.visitpinedale.org
The Great Outdoor Shop: www.greatoutdoorshop.com