By: Kate Pabich
Cold weather is just around the corner and although some folks don't like it, it's great news for one QC business. Ski Snowstar is hoping for some chilly nights.
The park was supposed to open up today but with last weeks warm weather, hitting the slopes just wasn't an option.
The lifts are idol and slopes are green. Not good signs for a ski park in mid december.last year the park lost 2 weeks of slope time and about 30% of their normal revenue. So they bought 2 new snow guns to make sure that didn't happen again but, when mother nature doesn't play nice it doesn't leave many options for the park.
Two weeks ago the snow making machines were in full force but even they couldn't keep up with last weeks high temps. GM Ed Meyer says it never feels good to get off on a bad foot.
And it's not just ed playing catch up it takes a toll on everyone at ski snowstar.
"Not only affects my financial situation but all the people I hired last week and told them to be ready to work by this point. Most people are counting on that money to make their Christmas so it really affects a lot of us."
Ski Snowstar is hoping to have the slopes ready and doors open for the season next Saturday