PALMERTON, CARBON COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — The colder temperatures come as a relief to ski resorts in our area that have been battling the recent warm weather.

“Skiing in the rain? Dress for it, get the right coat. You’re gonna get wet,” said Kurt Kelechava.

Rainy conditions aren’t ideal for a day on the slopes at Blue Mountain Ski Resort but for Kelechava who’s an avid skier, it’s just another day.

“This rain the last week or two has been bad, but still it’s good skiing. This week was pretty good actually, all but one day was good,” said Kelechava.

Blue Mountain is one of many resorts in the Poconos battling with Mother Nature over recent warm temperatures. But resort officials tell Eyewitness News they’re seeing strong attendance and snow-filled slopes despite the weather.

“We actually had more terrain open this holiday week than we did last year, so you know the weather may seem a little rainy and unseasonable, but you know I think it’s a great testament to how awesome our snowmaking is,” said Blue Mountain’s Marketing Director, Ashley Seier.

This weekend’s forecast calls for a drop in temperatures, a breath of fresh-chilled air for Blue Mountain’s unveiling of ‘The Main Street Express’ a new, high-speed six-person chair lift. Mountain Operations Director Nick Delich says the lift has been a massive project under work since last season.

“Logistics for it, new routes, new ways of opening the mountain, new snowmaking plans that have to be done so it was more than just signing the paper and going with it,” explained Delich.

In addition to the unveiling, Delich says they’re busy making snow predicting a large turnout of guests for Martin Luther King Junior Day weekend.

“We started off the season great, we still have the most terrain open in Pennsylvania. We pride ourselves on that but it is not an easy feat, we rely heavily on the new technology out there,” said Delich.

Blue Mountain’s newest high-speed chair lift will be unveiled Saturday morning at 9:45.