Ski Resorts Are Hoping (and Dancing) For Snow

December 27, 2011 Updated Dec 27, 2011 at 9:43 PM EDT

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December 27, 2011 Updated Dec 27, 2011 at 9:43 PM EDT


Colden, NY (WKBW) Kissing Bridge Ski Resort in Colden opened up the day after Christmas with only two slopes open. Usually Kissing Bridge has enough snow on their slopes to open in early December or even in November but this year mother nature has decided to hold off on the snow. Many skiers say they have a hard time getting in the mood for winter sports without any snow on the ground, "It's definitely tough when it's completley green at home and there is no snow....it's tough to get amped up and get out here.", says Adam Garrison who hit the slopes for the first time this season on Tuesday. The late start is bad for businesses like Kissing Bridge who have a small winter window to operate in. "We have been doing secret snow dances at every staff meeting since the beginning of September so hopefully it will work.", says Rachel Fanelli the assistant Marketing Director for Kissing Bridge.
But snow lovers haven't given up hope. The last time Western New York had such a snowless December, back in 1998, the lake effect snow machine dumped almost seventy inches of the white stuff on us in the month of January.