Skip to main content
  1. Sports
  2. Recreation
  3. Snow Sports

Climate cooling: It's snowing in Paoli


“’Twas two days past Christmas, when throughout the Peaks

  The snow finally started flying, late by only two weeks….”

Indeed, Sunday was “The Big Day,” the day on which Mother Nature awakened. The air was cold; the wind, strong. The time was 2:15 p.m. Within five minutes, snowfall was heavy and blowing. For the first time in a year, winter had unleashed itself.


Some skiers enjoyed it: “This is great!” “Where has it been for so long!?”


Some skiers, safe to say beginners, were less than excited: “It’s too cold!”


Skiers could feel the difference in snow under foot: The afternoon’s storm of natural snow was quickly blanketing the base, consisting of purely artificial snow. Experienced skiers and snowboarders felt the difference immediately: Newly arrived natural snow was drier, softer, and “gripped” their skis, slowing their downhill speeds by about 5 percent.


By evening, when the snowburst had slowed to a trickle, a couple inches of fresh, free snow were down, and skiers of all skills were enjoying. Carla Martin was aboard skis. Marcus Conner chose a snowboard. Jerry Lindsey and son, Dima, enrolled in a snowboard lesson “to try to figure this out.” They had traveled from Nashville, Tenn.


Thickness of the base now ranges from 20” to 30”.

Skiing at the Peaks will continue at “full speed ahead” into the new year. Holiday hours will remain in effect throughout Christmas Week: Lifts will go into motion at 9 a.m. through Jan. 3, weather permitting.

All skiers planning trips to Paoli Peaks can watch highlights of recent events via YouTube.

Comments

Advertisement

Sports

  • Stephen A. Smith apologizes
    Stephen A. Smith: Ray Rice rant was 'most egregious error of my career'
    Video
    Domestic Violence
  • Maria Kirilenko slideshow
    Feast your eyes on the former fiance of Alex Ovechkin: The newly-single Maria Kirilenko
    Camera
    20 Photos
  • New York Yankees fan returns lost Red Sox World Series ring to owner
    MLB News
  • Brees gets tested
    Saints Drew Brees says he has 10 years left in NFL, immediately gets drug tested
    NFL News
  • Bryan subdues burglar
    Former WWE champ Daniel Bryan holds down burglar with submission move
    Fight Sports
  • Grave defiler identified
    Die-hard Browns fan identified in Art Modell’s grave defiling video
    Crimes & Court