WNY skiers welcome first significant snowfall of season with open arms

GLENWOOD, N.Y. (WIVB) — The first significant snowfall of the season is a welcome sign at Kissing Bridge in Glenwood. Skiers are hoping to hit the slopes earlier this year after a mild winter last year.

“We’re pretty excited to get it going it’s the first time we’ve seen slopes white since last year, that’s always a great sign,” said Andrew Minier, Kissing Bridge Group Sales Coordinator.

The sound of snow being made at Kissing Bridge is one that skiers look forward to every year.

“I heard that East Concord got the most amount of snow so I’m looking forward to skiing,” said Bob Pollinger of North Boston.

Last night was the first time it got cold enough for snow making at Kissing Bridge. Now today that’s complimented by a fresh coat of real snow.

“Just a couple days ago it was 60, 70 degrees out now it’s freezing but you know I don’t mind it I kind of like the cold,” said Tim Ulinger of East Otto.

More snow means more time on the slopes. Minier says Kissing Bridge could use it, especially after the skiing business took a blow last winter.

“Last winter was rough for the whole Northeast snow wise it was pretty devastating the industry suffered and a lot of people connected to the industry suffered,” said Minier.

“I’m just hoping we get a lot of snow this year. Last year it was kind of bad for snowmobiling cause you couldn’t go out,” said Ulinger.

Management at Kissing Bridge says if we get a couple more days like today they’re hoping to open the slopes by the first or second week of December.

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