There were more than a few smiling faces out soaking up the late afternoon sun Wednesday as the ski season in London finally got underway with the official opening of Boler Mountain.
“We knew that people were anxious to get out and we are so happy to be finally able to deliver this to our customers,” said Marty Thody, part of the management team.
Unseasonably mild weather leading up to Christmas had been thwarting snowmaking efforts until about the middle of last week when temperatures started to drop and staff at Boler were finally able to crank up the snow guns.
Thody had nothing but praise for the crews who managed to have five of the facility's 15 runs ready for Wednesday’s opening.
“Yeah, its been a struggle this year, but our guys outside have certainly stepped up to the challenge and they were really able to produce a lot of snow in a very short time.”
With a base thickness of between 30-90 centimeters of production snow, Thody is confident that even with a rise in temperatures and the possibility of rain this weekend, they have enough snow piled up on the trails to get through what he refers to as a “negative event.”
If weather conditions pan out as forecast beyond that, Thody said they hope to have the remainder of the trails open by the middle of next week.