No snow on the ground yet in Moncton, but that isn’t putting a damper on plans for the upcoming ski season.
Poley Mountain is expected to open the second weekend in December.
General Manager Bill Anderson says they are ready to make snow when the temperatures are right, “We put a lot of time, effort and money into updating our snowmaking and putting new modern technology into snowmaking, so this means we will be able to make snow at more marginal temperatures, and we’ll make more of it.”
Anderson says good snow making temperatures are around minus three or minus four degrees..
He says last year’s season was over 90 days, and he is hoping for that again this year, or even more, “If we had temperatures for this weekend, of minus six or minus 10, then we would have been making snow. They’re talking about some mild temperatures on Sunday, and after that it, the temperatures are going to drop, so we’re ready.”
“In the ski business, they always says if your season finishes good the year before, your season starts out really good, that has what happened. Probably our best weekend of skiing was the first or second of April. We finished on a really strong note, and we started on a really strong note,” Anderson adds.