Syracuse (WSYR-TV) -- Ski resorts are anxiously awaiting the storm. The more snow the better for them. Some of the areas ski resorts are hoping to have every lift up and running by Friday.
Last Christmas week there was three days of rain. Now, Greek Peak is expecting a foot of snow.
“It actually feels like winter out here compared to last year,” said Greek Peak’s Ski and Ride School Director Robert McGraw. “And we had cold weather this morning. It was 10 degrees, nothing like that on the charts at all last winter.
It’s clear families were anxious to get children on the slopes after missing last season, double the amount of kids went through their Junior Ski and Ride School this December compared to last year.
“With the holiday and kids on break, we couldn’t ask for a better time for snow to come in,” said Greek Peak’s Kathleen Timmerman.
And with a Wednesday and Thursday storm, the snow will make for great conditions this holiday weekend.
For avid skiers, it’s not just about the condition on the main slope like, but how much of the terrain is actually open. After the storm, they expect everything possible to be open on the mountain.
Every lift, all terrain, the tubing center and even the Nordic Center for cross country skiers, which was never able to open last year, are expected to open soon thanks to the impending storm.
“We don't even have snow making going on- we're already skiing on natural snow and for this time of year, that's amazing,” McGraw continued.
Ski resorts are hoping you'll dust off those skis and boards, hop on the chairlift and enjoy some fresh powder this year.