Mother Nature has not been her normal snowy self yet this winter, but never fear...she will eventually arrive! In the meantime Holiday Valley has been making snow at every available opportunity.

This photo shows 10 to 15 foot mounds of manmade snow on the Northwind trail. These mounds were made over 2 nights when the temperatures dropped to the low 20's and teens. The crew lets the snow "cure" for a day then the mounds are spread out over the slope with a hydraulic grooming tractor.

After the anticipated snowfall on Friday night the slope will be groomed once again to open for skiing on Saturday. Holiday Valley currently has 6 slopes open and has made snow on and additional 6 slopes that they anticipate will open over the weekend.

Contributing author: Jane Eshbaugh