VIDEO: Skiers and snowboarders enjoying recent cold snap

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The recent cold snap has been great news for the ski resorts in the Poconos. (WPVI)

Skiers rejoice! After a battle with Mother Nature, colder temperatures are here and the slopes at places like Blue Mountain are open.

Melissa Yingling, Blue Mountain's Marketing Specialist, tells us, "We are anticipating a long and healthy ski season. So even despite the slow start, the average season's about 180 days. So, we're kind of right on target for that."

The season got off to a slow start because of unseasonably warm weather, which froze business for a while at resorts.

Monday was the first full day of business on Blue Mountain, and skiers were more than ready.

Blue Mountain is open on a limited basis, but most will tell you anytime on the slopes is better than none at all.

Elizabeth Tate of Austin, Texas says, "You know, if you have to wait, you have to wait. And unfortunately, that was all along the East Coast."

After hitting the slopes, it seems most quickly forget about the warm start to the season.

If the weather conditions cooperate, places like Blue Mountain can be open through April.

Yingling tells us, "The perfect condition would be cold and no humidity, no rain, no nothing - we just want it to be nice and sunny and colder, obviously."
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