Alabama: home of world-famous peanuts, Southern hospitality, and... skiing?
Cloudmont Ski and Golf, the Southeastern most Ski Resort in the US, has been running two one-thousand foot, beginner-intermediate slopes since 1970, thanks to snowmaking equipment and cold overnight temps.
Sadly, this season, Cloudmont will not be open for skiing, and not because of the typical reason (a lack of snow).
In an update to Facebook posted Monday, officials of Cloudmont announced that they will be joining other resorts this season, such as Sleeping Giant in Wyoming, in not opening.
"We regret to announce that Cloudmont will not open this season due to family illness. Thank you everyone for your support and understanding."
Skiers in Alabama are probably bummed, as Cloudmont is their only opportunity for the in-state resort skiing experience.
And the experience is far out for a ski slope in Alabama! Cloudmont Ski and Golf advertises itself as being "as unique as Lookout Mountain itself."
"Two 'pony lifts' take skiers to the top of the slopes that have an elevation of 1,800 feet and a vertical rise of 150 feet. Glittering snow comes to Cloudmont as soon as cold overnight temperatures drop to 28 degrees or colder, which allows snowmaking to commence. Quality machine-made snow provides a deep base to hold the snow through the warmer days with snow grooming equipment used when necessary."
Watch footage of the Cloudmont skiing experience below.
The resort normally offers night skiing, too.
"Cloudmont Ski Resort is open daily during season – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and nightly from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., weather conditions permitting."
"The beginner or experienced skier is comfortable at Cloudmont. Even if you’ve never been on skis, a few hours of expert guidance from our instructors and you’re sailing down the slopes like you have been doing it all of your life. The American Teaching Method has been used to teach thousands."
We're bummed for Cloudmont, but keeping our fingers crossed that they'll be back next season!
Cloudmont Ski and Golf Mountain Stats/Info:
Vertical: 150 ft.
Night Skiing: YES
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