They had help from the recent storm and the snow blowers have been operating as often as temperatures permit.
As a result, the Mount. Peter Ski Area officially opened on Saturday, Dec. 7, a week or so earlier than usual for the 2019-2020 season.
Mt. Peter has added new and more energy efficient snow guns to its huge fleet, which, although unlikely, has enough snow-making capability to carry it through the season without any help from Mother Nature. And when temperatures are right, snow making crews work around the clock.
By the way, in general and contrary to what some people believe, snow is snow no matter how it is made.
Mt. Peter, now in its 84th season of continuous operation, is well known throughout the Greater Metropolitan area for its friendly family atmosphere, free beginner ski and snowboard school, great snow-making, expert grooming, a terrain park, snow tubing and top-notch racing and development programs.
“The Friendly One,” as Mt. Peter is known, is the oldest operating ski area in New York State, and one of the few remaining family operated ski areas in the country.
Professional PSIA (Professional Ski Instructors of America) and AASI (American Association of Snowboard Instructors) will take the first-time beginner up on the slopes and teach to his or her needs and age.
Almost every weekend Mt. Peter hosts a special fun event for the entire family.
Conditions, hours of operation, special events and other notices are reported daily on a recording at 986-4940. Select No. 1 for the snow report or visit mtpeter.com.