Paoli Peaks opens 2019 season

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Paoli Peaks opened the 2019 season Friday.

Arctic Blast Snow Tubing was available starting on Friday. Skiing and riding began Saturday.

The venue said cold nighttime temperatures have have proved to be "wonderful conditions" for opening day preparations. 

"It's just insane the amount of work that goes into producing this much snow, getting the lifts to spin, and getting the staff out here," Rick McMullen, general manager at Paoli Peaks, said. "A lot of people don't realize really what it takes to get this going."

The Arctic Blast Tube Park opened at 5 p.m. Friday and will operate with regular hours (5 p.m. to 12 a.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 12 a.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday) including late-night sessions with lanes to be determined.

Paoli Peaks Ski & Snowboard slopes opened at 10 a.m. Saturday with normal operating hours (9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday) including midnight sessions. 

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