With temperatures expected to drop to 8 to 10 below Fahrenheit Sunday night, Valentine's Day itself not expected to top zero, and wind chills on the way as brutal as 30 below, officials at Big Rock Ski Mountain have decided patron safety is more important than holiday profit. 

Frostbite and hypothermia are possible if folks spend too much time outdoors Saturday night through Monday morning. The National Weather Service in Caribou says Winds will be gusting up to 30 mph. Big Rock General Manager Bill Getman says, though "the weather has been crazy good,"  with six inches of new snow the latter part of the week, Sunday the 14th is expected to only see -5F on the Mountain with dangerous wind chills hitting -35F.

He says the decision to close was not made lightly, but one they felt they had to make for the safety of  patrons and staff.

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However, Big Rock will be open for for the remainder of February break:

SATURDAY 2/13: Open 9a-4p. Canadian money at par for lift tickets and rentals. Heath Bartley will be performing live in the new expanded Pub.

SUNDAY 2/14:
CLOSED. Due to the bitter cold weather expected.

MONDAY & TUESDAY 2/15 & 2/16: Open 11a-4p.

WEDNESDAY 2/17: Open 11a-8p. Wicked Cheap Wednesday starts promptly @ 3pm. $5 lift tickets made available by good friends at TAMC.

THURSDAY & FRIDAY 2/18 & 2/19. Open 11a-8p. Canadian money at par on lift tickets and rentals.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY 2/20 & 2/21: Open 9a-4p. Canadian money at par on rentals and lift tickets, Saturday only.

Getman says the Loonie has buying power at the Mountain. Every Thursday, Friday, & Saturday Canadian money is at par on rentals and lift tickets, through the remainder of February, with no added HST.