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Winter Weather A Benefit For Ski Resorts

Reported: Mar. 2, 2014 9:08 PM EST
Updated: Mar. 2, 2014 10:16 PM EST
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RALEIGH COUNTY, W.Va. (Katy Brown) -- The calendar might say March, but the only thing on the minds of some in Raleigh County is skiing. And while spring is inching closer, the winter weather is keeping slopes at Winterplace Ski Resort open.

"It's really been good. Weather has really cooperated with us," Tom Peterson, with Winterplace Ski Resort, said. "We're able to make as much snow as we needed, and Mother Nature helped out a lot too."

Temperatures were in the 50s Sunday as hundreds of people took to the slopes. A bit different from your typical ski weather, but that didn't stop anyone.

"There are some spots where you can see the ice," Tyler Steadman of North Carolina said. "And I'm not going to be going down Turkey Shoot."

Peterson said, right now, there's a 50 to 70 inch base all around the mountain. There are even places with 15 feet of snow on the ground.

And of course, Peterson said, if need be, Winterplace can make some snow.

"Weekends we're, busier," he said. "Because that's when most people have time available to come out and ski."

Jeff Stagg brought 16 Boy Scouts all the way from North Carolina to hit the slopes this weekend.

"They're alright,” Stagg said. “They're around the mountain. I got the beginners ready in the classes and what not.

And, of course, we use what's called the buddy system in Scouts. It's good for skiing. Scouts emphasize it, so they don't get lost or hurt by themselves."

While many, like the Scouts, are headed home after a weekend of skiing, Peterson said the season isn't quite over yet. A forecast with more of the white stuff will be a treat.

"We're going to get some more snow," said Peterson, "I'm sure, so it's not over with, by far."

Peterson said slopes usually close around the third week of March. But, last year, they were open until April 3rd.
Peterson said the closing all depends on the weather.



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