Blue Mountain Ski Resort Plans Earliest Opening Ever

LOWER TOWAMENSING TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- When the temperatures dip and the trails are set to open at Blue Mountain Ski Resort near Palmerton, there's a saying around the place: "'tis the ski'son."

"We're actually going to be kicking off the season this Saturday and Sunday and it's going to be the first time in 42 years that we're going to be open this early, so we're all super excited about it," said marketing specialist Ashley Seier.

Five trails and two lifts will be available for all the skiers and snowboarders out there from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

"Lot of surprise, lot of excitement, the guys are all anxious. They're all chomping at the bit to get here on the hill. We've been out for two, three nights so far making snow. We got about a four-day stretch here we're going to be going on and making snow," said mountain manager Bob Taylor.

There are around 1,500 snow guns on the mountain. They'll be blowing snow around the clock until Thursday.

"We can put 14,000 gallons of water per minute onto the slopes, so as soon as the weather cooperates, we're ready to go," Seier added.

3 comments

  • lamestream r

    What really burns me up is the NWS/NOAA having the official recording of temperatures at the Wilkes Barre/Scranton Airport! All that black asphalt generating heat, is bound to make those thermometers raise a little bit higher! Global warming is just that, a global group of elitist trying to control the weather!

  • Corporate media basher

    Global warming really kicking our butts. Btw the ocean hasn’t risen 1/8th of a millimeter in 130 years. Water doesn’t rise when ice melts. One of the biggest scams in history of world.

    • Bob Stevens

      To be fair though, it does if its ice that melts on land… But yes, the ice in a glass of water concept is true. And the real science that wasn’t manipulated to fit an agenda shows people have hard little affect, and the alarmist are wrong over and over. Earth has had heating and cooling cycles for billions of years… once the was far more ice, and once far less. Cycles in the sun, earths orbit, ect affect climate. The narrative now has been highjacked by the left, to push redistribution of wealth. Carbon credits only make those who own them rich, nothing about CO2. Green plans keep poor counties poor by not letting them have developed tech. Its just another control scheme.

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