2000-2001 Ski Season Countdown: East

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Ski areas around the country are setting snow guns and gearing up for the 2000-2001 season. Here's a roundup of tentative opening dates for eastern resorts.MAINE

Saddleback Ski Area
Opening Date: Nov. 24
Phone: (207) 864-5671

Shawnee Peak Ski Area
Opening Date: Early Dec.
Phone: (207) 647-8444
Site: www.shawneepeak.com

Sugarloaf USA
Opening Date: Nov.18 (Nov. 18-19 are Tin Mountain Roundup Days: tickets are $15 with 3 canned goods)
Phone: (800) 843-5623
Site: www.sugarloaf.com

Sunday River Ski Resort
Opening Date: Nov. 4
Phone: (800) 543-2SKI
Site: www.sundayriver.com

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Attitash Bear Peak
Opening Date: Nov. 17
Phone: (800) 223-7669
Site: www.attitash.com

Cannon Mountain
Opening Date: Nov. 24
Phone: (603) 823-8800
Site: www.cannomt.com

Loon Mountain Recreation Corp.
Opening Date: Nov. 17
Phone: (800) 229-LOON
Site: www.loonmtn.com

Waterville Valley Resort
Opening Date: Nov. 17
Phone: (800) 468-2553
Site: www.waterville.com

Wildcat Mountain Ski Area
Opening Date: mid-Nov.
Phone: (800) 255-6439
Site: www.skiwildcat.com

NEW YORK

Hunter Mountain
Opening Date: Nov. 11
Phone: (800) FORSNOW
Site: www.huntermtn.com

Whiteface Mountain Ski Center
Opening Date: Nov. 22
Phone: (518) 523-1655
Site: www.orda.org

Gore Mountain Ski Area
Opening Date: Nov. 17 (Nov.17-Dec. 22 is the "Food for Thoughtfulness" food drive- bring a non-perishable food item and receive $10 off your lift ticket)
Phone: (518) 251-2411
Site: www.goremountain.com

VERMONT

Killington Resort
Opening Date: Oct. 29
Phone: (800) 422-3333
Site: www.killington.com

Mount Snow Resort
Opening Date: TBA
Phone: (800) 245-7669
Site: www.mountsnow.com

Okemo Mountain Resort
Opening Date: Nov.4
Phone: (800) 78-OKEMO
Site: www.okemo.com

WEST VIRGINIA

Snowshoe Mountain
Opening Date: November 17
Phone: 888-441-4386
Site: www.snowshoemtn.com

If you have further information regarding ski area openings, email: csterling@skinet.com