MARTIN LUTHER KING WEEKEND PROMISES TO BE HUGE!
The important MLK holiday weekend falls on January 18-21 this season. That 4-day weekend is important to ski areas across the region because it is traditionally a huge one in terms of skier visits, etc. With the weather pattern that begins on Saturday, resorts should be in THE BEST shape of the entire season thus far and with more terrain open that at any point! That IS great news for all concerned.
With cold temps hitting Saturday night and then becoming consistent for the next couple of weeks, that means that ski areas will be able to make snow for SEVEN straight nights and much of next week will also provide some around-the-clock snowmaking efforts.
If you guys have been paying attention this season, our talented snowmakers have at times only had 2-3 nights of snowmaking temps and yet turned previously thin and bare coverage into near-pristine conditions at resorts across the region. Often the transformation from one day to the next with primo snowmaking temps has been nothing short of astonishing.
With what looks like seven straight days of nearly perfect snowmaking temps ON TOP of some natural snow that is forecasted for Sunday through Tuesday…things could not be better timed for the crowd that is expected to hit on January 18th.
We have received more than a thousand emails from anxious and concerned guests who have been paying close attention to what has been a tough ski season to date. While long range forecasters are telling us that February and March might provide more of the same in terms of the roller coaster ride of good – then tough conditions – we’re looking forward to what should be THE BEST CONDITIONS OF THE ENTIRE SEASON for the weekend of January 18-21st!
We’ll keep you guys informed daily, but you should all expect all ski areas to add more open terrain and don’t be surprised to see some ski areas AT 100% OPEN for the first time this season by next weekend!
So if you’ve been worried about the MLK holiday weekend…stop your worrying as the cold and snow is making for some sweet conditions ahead!
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