Local ski resorts loving the winter temps

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One group that's definitely enjoying these conditions: the ski resorts in the Poconos who finally have a chance to make snow. (WPVI)

There are those who love the cold weather while others are wishing for those unseasonable December temperatures to come back.

But one group that's definitely enjoying these conditions: the ski resorts in the Poconos, who finally have a chance to make snow.

If you want to ski or snowboard Monday then Jack Frost is pretty much your only option in our region.

Jack Frost and Big Boulder are the first resorts to open up this season, albeit on a limited basis.

"The last couple of days we've been pounding the snow out. We have seven trails open today, we're spinning five lifts, and I have three more to push off. By Wednesday, I'll be at 50% open," Jack Frost general manager Mark Daubert said.

Seven trails is certainly enough to attract the crowds.

Many of the snow-lovers are college kids trying to get in as much mountain-time as possible before going back to school.

"It's definitely something I've been trying to do all winter break. Finally, I'm so pumped, we got the last week to do it," Brenden Wickline of Narberth said.

"It's great. The first time out you thought you'd fall and have a couple scares, but it's been great. The snow, even though it's manmade, it's still a great time," Kyle Markey of Royersford said.

Meanwhile, at other resorts, they are taking advantage of every moment that Old Man Winter gives them.

Official at Blue Mountain say they are hoping to open for the season this Thursday.

"It is a later start. It's not completely unusual, we have seen this before. But coming out of the season last year where we had our earliest opening ever, it's an usually late start," Melissa Yingling of Blue Mountain said.

Most resorts in our areas we spoke with say they hope to open within the next seven days.

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