Mount Peter Ski Resort sees drop in business during unseasonable winter weather
Closed runs and empty ski lifts are not what you’d expect to see at a New York ski resort in January.
“We’re hoping to get a little more cooperation from Mother Nature who so far, has been a hostile witness,” said Mount Peter marketing director John Baiata.
Baiata tells News 12 the resort closed twice this season and several runs are closed.
He says the business has seen a 15% drop in business.
“We could really use one of two things: a big snow dump, a good old-fashioned snowstorm or just an extended period cold snap,” said Baiata.
Mount Peter staff say it needs to be about 20 degrees to make snow and that the mountain operations team goes out whenever it’s cold enough at night to get slopes covered with snow.
Despite the unseasonable conditions, some skiers are still making the best of it.
“Mother Nature has not been kind. It’s a little on the warm side for skiing but the mountain still has snow and honestly, don’t let it deter you,” said Jessica Johnson.
If you plan on hitting the slopes at Mount Peter this three-day weekend, staff say they plan to be out making snow, since there’s none in the forecast anytime soon.
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