Hunter Mountain is scheduled to open for the season on Saturday, November 19th. Weather permitting, of course. Buy the Big Lift Card for $49 before November 15th and you get lift ticket discounts for the entire 2011-2012 ski and snowboard season. The Big Lift Card gives you 25% off weekend and holiday rates, and 50% off mid-week non-holiday ticket prices. This is a great deal — the card pays for itself in two or three days of skiing or riding. Here’s the Hunter Mountain link to purchase one. There’s also an $89 card with the same benefits, plus a FREE unrestricted lift ticket for a buddy. That means you pay just $30 for a lift ticket. See you on the slopes!