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Ski Business Slow, But Local Slopes Are Open

Snowboards (file / credit: clipart.com)

Snowboards (file / credit: clipart.com)

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MAHWAH, NJ (WCBS 880) - With the cold weather moving in to the Tri-State area, business may start to pick up at the local ski slopes.

WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell On The Story

Earlier in the month, with temperatures in the 50s, conditions weren’t exactly ideal for winter sports at Campgaw Mountain in Mahwah.

“It hasn’t been stellar, but we still have the die hardsĀ and we have the people thatĀ just want to come and have fun,” ski school director Tony Rinaldi told WCBS 880 reporter Peter Haskell. “Luckily, we have machines that can create snow. We always like to tell people just cause there’s not snow in their backyard doesn’t mean that there’s not snow in ours.”

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Windy weather this week brought cold air to the Tri-State area, making it feel like winter has finally arrived. Thursday will be brisk and cold with a high of 38.

The winter snap will not last very long. Temperatures are expected to hit 52 Friday and remain in that range through the New Year’s weekend.

For some snow bunnies, whether the white stuff came from the skies or a machine, the weather won’t keep them away from the slopes.

“It’s just like you’re gliding on air. It’s awesome. I love it,” said snowboarder Sean Gaffney.

“It’s really just an adrenaline rush,” said another. “There’s nothing like it.”

Have you hit the slopes yet this season? Where did you go? Share your story in the comments section below!