This stretch of cold weather has several Connecticut ski areas seeing white and lots of it.
The snow making is underway and some slopes will be ready for the weekend.
While some people are bundled up probably wanting to be inside somewhere cozy and warm, Ski Sundown in New Hartford is loving the chilly temperatures because it helps them make lots of snow,
Snow guns shoot out about 2,000 gallons of water a minute creating a skiiers paradise, but because of the drought, Ski Sundown has had to delay its opening planned for Saturday.
“We have two ponds and we pump out of those ponds and we unfortunately pumped the ponds dry. This year, waiting for them to recover,” said owner Bob Switzgable.
And with several inches of snow expected in the area, followed by rain… they plan to open most of their trails sometime next week. An anticipated opening of Christmas week is two weeks sooner compared to last year. And that means some extra bucks!
“Oh we’re just dying to get open,” said Switzgable
They’re loving the early winter weather at Mt. Southington, too. And despite the drought, they do plan to open Saturday.
“We’re fortunate here that we have a good water supply we’re very cautious though to make sure that we’re taking advantage of the cold weather while it’s here and we’re maximizing production while still watching our water,” said Jay Dougherty, General Manager of Mt. Southington.
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