GRANGEVILLE The Snowhaven Ski and Tubing Area opened for the season last Saturday, Dec. 17.
The facility is scheduled to operate normal hours, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., daily through Jan. 1, except for Christmas. Snowhaven will close early on Christmas Eve, with hours of 10-2 p.m. on Dec. 24, and will be closed Christmas Day.
A mechanical problem with the T-bar system shut down operations last Saturday afternoon, manager Scott Wasem said, but Snowhaven luckily had all the right spare parts on hand and made a quick repair. Windy winter weather and a power outage shut down Snowhaven on Tuesday, Dec. 20.
Across the prairie, Cottonwood Butte is on track to open Monday, Dec. 26.