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JFBB makes their top priority making snow and being the first open in eastern Pennsylvania for the seventh consecutive season. Thanks to the hard work put forth by our dedicated mountain operations staff and talented snow making crew, we will kick off the 2011‐12 ski and snowboard season with Big Boulder opening Sunday December 11 at 12:00pm with Freedom PARK for a day of features, fun and freedom.

Big Boulder is giving back and needs your help! Boulder will be hosting our annual “Boulder Gives Back” by donating to two deserving local charities. By helping these charities you will receive a complimentary snowpass for Monday December 12.

Last year our “Toys for Tots” campaign helped 658 families and 2792 children in the Carbon and Schuylkill Counties. The local food pantry, Saint Peter the Fisherman in Lake Harmony helps not only people in their parish but the entire community in which we donated 1.5 tons of non‐perishable foods that included over 20,000 canned goods and other non‐perishable items. Help us help others by giving back this Monday starting at 3:00pm at Big Boulder.

Here's a breakdown on the local charities and what you can do to help:

- Toys for Tots: Bring a new, unwrapped toy valued at $10 or more and receive a complimentary snow pass

- Food Pantry: Bring 10 non‐perishable foods. Donate items like canned meat or fish, canned soup, juice, pasta, vegetables, cereal and rice. Please do not include items that have expired or those in glass containers and receive a complimentary snow pass.

Please check the expiration dates‐we will not accept expired foods

- Guests that come to Big Boulder without any of the above items can purchase a snow pass.

Our plan is to stay open daily for the season assuming weather and snow conditions permit and we’ll take advantage of every opportunity to make snow and expand our terrain offerings. Check out the conditions page for the latest snow, trail, lift and weather information. For more information log onto jfbb.com 24/7 for the latest conditions, web cams, entertainment calendar, blogs and sign up for our email blasts for special deals and the inside scoop.

Media Contact: Heather Schiffbauer: 570‐236‐5765

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