Cold snap, holiday brighten ski outlook - 6at4

January 16, 2012 2:59:22 PM PST
Cold weather has really heated up business on the slopes in the region.

"I love cold weather. Bring all the cold you can."

The cold came over the weekend and made conditions perfect for making snow.

So, today, people from all over packed up the kids and headed for the mountain -- Spring Mountain -- in search of some snow and some fun today Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

"Today, I had off, my son had off," said Kristian Fanning of Wilmington, Delaware. "I wanted to give him his first lessons."

On snowboards and skis, they made their way down the mountain under bright blue skies and much more tolerable temperatures. "I've been here since 9:30 and it's been really warm," Jordan Morales of Souderton, Pa., said. . "A lot of snow and a lot of fun."

This winter's been rough on area ski resorts. So far, Mother Nature's said no to snow. Attendance here has only been about 1/3 of attendance in years past.

They've created the winter wonderland here- now it's just a matter of getting people to start thinking about wintertime activities.

] (sot) "It still has to be below freezing so a lot of nights, we're making snow," said Rick Buckman, owner of Spring Mountain. "We've actually been open since December 22nd, haven't missed a day. Just getting the word out to the people so they do think about skiing instead of golf."