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South Okanagan ski resorts fire up the lifts for another season

Conditions at Apex Mountain Resort's magic carpet run, as of this morning.
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PENTICTON - The snow has returned to South Okanagan mountains, which means the region’s two ski areas are ready to open.

Apex Mountain Resort, a 30-minute drive west of Penticton, opened today, Dec. 6. The triple chair, T-bar and magic carpet will be operating from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with lift tickets discounted 50 per cent until more terrain opens.

The resort, which has had 24 cm of new snow in the past week, will be operating seven days a week, starting today.

Baldy Mountain Resort announced earlier this week the mountain will open this Friday, Dec. 8 with the operation of the Sugarlump chair and magic carpet.

A lack of snow at higher elevations means the Eagle chair won’t be in operation, General Manager Andy Foster says.

Opening weekend’s ticket prices will be reduced, with adult tickets at $38, seniors over 65 at $19, and youth seven to 15 at $24. Kids six and under ski for free.

Baldy Mountain is located 35 kilometres east of Oliver.

For more information, check the new Baldy Mountain website.

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