Montage- For some - especially students who had the day off from school - the major winter storm wasn't a big problem - it meant big time fun!!Cecilia Norris "I'm really excited about it. We've been skiing like 3 times a week. It's a lot better than last year. the more snow the better." said Cecilia Norris who was enjoying the day skiing at Montage Mountain
That sentiment was echoed by a woman from half way around the world who's not used to this weather - she was forced out of work today by the heavy snow. Andrea Dietrich of Germany told Eyewitness News "I like the snow - yes. I'm fine with this weather...it's just a lot of snow." While most people we spoke to certainly love the snow and cold here at Montage Mountain, it doesn't mean they won't come in and take a break for awhile in the lodge."
OF course - as the lodge continued to fill and the lines outside continued to build - the "bad weather" meant really good news for business at Montage.
"We're thrilled about it and the skiers are thrilled about it. The families are up here tubing, they're having a blast." said Jessica Kalinowski of Montage Mountain. "I think it's probably one of the best winters' we've had in about 15-20 years, and we're just thrilled with the weather."
Montage Mountain just spent more than 3 million dollars in the off season to upgrade the lodge, restaurant and bar, and a new rental building. the long, cold, and snowy winter certainly made those updates really pay off. and of course skiers and snowboarders say "peace out" and keep the snow coming! When schools are closed because of snow.. Montage Mountain offers students with an i-d lift tickets for as low as 15-dollars.. but you have to get there before noon.
Our Intern Christine Lee (from Wilkes University) was at Montage Mountain with our Dave Kuharchik and Photojournalist Mark Albrecht. Christine sent us back some photos for the this story.
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