PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Skiers are finally getting the weather they’ve been waiting for all season long.
“I’m very excited. Very, very excited. This is my first run in four years actually,” Ranjan Goswami of Swissvale said.
Seven Springs is doing what it can to get business. Out of 32 total slopes and trails, the resort has four open. One terrain is also open.
“We are making snow. This is the weather we’ve finally been waiting for so this is our opportunity to rebuild our base and expand terrain,” Katie Buchan with Seven Springs said.
Seven Springs has been open since Dec. 22, just using the four slopes the whole time.
“So we didn’t have the crowds we’d like to see through the holidays but our season pass holders have been coming out and enjoying the hills since we opened,” Buchan said.
“Conditions are pretty good. I’m waiting for the other lift to open having a pretty good time,” A.J. Linnert of Vandergift said.
“It’s a little icy. Since they don’t have natural snow, it’s not as nice and powdery as it usually is,” Goswami said.
Seven Springs will continue to make snow as long as temperatures stay below 28 degrees.
Boyce Park has been closed since Christmas and is making snow all weekend in hopes it can reopen to skiers at the beginning of the week.
Katie Buchan hopes the temperatures stay this way.
“It’s been a very unusual winter so we’re really excited we have the opportunity to get things back to where they should be,” Buchan said.
Hidden Valley has been closed since December 30. The resort is also making snow throughout the weekend. It’s unclear when Hidden Valley will reopen to the public.