Snowfall brings near perfect ski conditions

Posted at 12:15 AM, Jan 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-26 00:15:22-05

The weekend’s record-breaking snowfall kept many people indoors, waiting out the storm. Afterward, the plowing, the shoveling and the digging began.

Now that the hard stuff is over, it’s time to have some fun. Following 29 inches of fresh snow, is there a better place to get outdoors and have some fun than a ski resort?

Liberty Mountain Resort is taking advantage of the weekend’s fresh powder. Conditions are certainly the best they’ve been all season, maybe even in the past couple of years.

“Well the mountain is 100 percent open, it was even before this snowfall,” said digital media coordinator at Liberty Mountain Resort, Zach Koneffko. “This is just kind of an added bonus on top of it. Now with over two feet of fresh snow, it just adds even more snow on the mountain and everything’s in some of the best conditions in years.”

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Employees weren’t the only ones enjoying the snow. Regular skiers, like 10-year-old Monty had a great snow-day.

“All of my friends ski here and we know everybody. It’s just a small mountain that you can do a lot at,” he said.
The mountain has something for everyone, from beginner to expert; skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing. Anne Weimer, marketing director at Liberty Mountain Resort, said now that the roads are open and the shoveling is done, it’s time to have some fun.

“Now with the roads open, we’re hoping everybody else can get here,” Weimer said. “Schools are closed, people are off work. We have snow tubing, if you’re not into skiing or snowboarding. If you’ve never tried skiing or snowboarding before, we can certainly teach you. The snow is soft, it is perfect learning snow. We want everyone to come out, and why not give something new a try.”

For skiers and boarders, any fresh snow makes the slopes attractive, but two feet of powder, that makes them irresistible.

“We were 100 percent open even before this storm and this is just kind of the icing on the cake for us. This fills in all the trees, it makes the atmosphere just so much more festive and wintry and we’re ready to go.”