Dec 24, 2014 2:52 PM
Wet weather makes for a slow day on the slopes
HENNIKER - It was a slow day on the slopes, the folks at Pats Peak say that's typical for Christmas Eve. The people who did make it out were happy they had the place to themselves.
General Manager Kris Blomback says Christmas Eve is usually a slow day for them, but the mild, rainy weather isn't helping.
"We're kind of used to this we've been in business for over 50 years so this doesn't really scare us. We have 18 of 28 trails that are open and we're sitting on another six. We're going to wait for Mother Nature to finish her temper tantrum," Blomback said.
Paul Gannon of Weare brought his family skiing. He says the wide open space is good for his kids to practice.
"I let them get their skis back on for the season and get used to skiing again with not a lot of people here it's a great time to be here," Gannon said.
Despite a few warm and wet days, Pats Peak is off to a great season. They opened three weeks ahead of schedule and make snow whenever they can. They're looking forward to the cold, dry weather headed our way and a busy week of school vacation.
"Then the fun starts, we've got an extended holiday period with the schools not going back until the 5th or 6th I think," Blomback said.
"We have plans, my wife is going to bring them back, I'm going to bring them back get up on the big slopes. Now is just the bunny slopes, let them get used to skiing again for the season," Gannon said.
The ski area will be closed for Christmas. Blomback wanted to give his employees the day to be with their families but the slopes will be open on Friday.