Friday, November 11, 2011

NC Ski Resorts wait for Mother Nature

North Carolina Ski Resorts and Ski Areas  are waiting with guns (snow guns, that is) at the ready for Mother Nature to bring on the cold weather. State-of-the-art snow making machines can't do it all. A minimum of 36 to 48 hours of below freezing temperatures are need to properly prepare the slopes to begin building a usable snow surface. The last two years have seen record early cold weather allowing longer ski seasons than usual. With a cold front predicted for this weekend some of the NC resorts are hoping to be open by the Thanksgiving holiday, if not before.

According to NC economists, the Ski Industry adds about 150 million dollars to the North Carolina economy each year and hundreds of seasonal employees are added to local workforces.

No comments:

Post a Comment