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Cold temperatures improving ski conditions

August 24, 2019


OF THEIR FAVORITE FOODS ON THURSDAY AND POSSIBLY FRIDAY. ASHLEY: NOT EVERYONE HATED THE RECENT DEEP FREEZE. 22NEWS REPORTER MIKE MASCIADRELLI FOUND OUT HOW THE FRIGID WEATHER IMPROVED CONDITIONS ON THE SKI SLOPES. IT’S BEEN A COLD WINTER, EVEN BY NEW ENGLAND STANDARDS. TEMPERATURES HAVE BEEN BELOW FREEZING IN WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS FOR MUCH OF THIS EARLY WINTER. SKI RESORTS LIKE BERKSHIRE EAST ARE BENEFITTING FROM THE COLD, BOTH IN TERMS OF SKIABLE TERRAIN, AND THE NUMBER OF VISITORS. BROOKE MARSHALL BOW, NEW HAMPSHIRE THE WEATHER HAS BEEN GOOD THE TRAILS ARE REALLY CLEAN, FRESHLY GROOMED, GREAT CONDITIONS. ITS BEEN A LOT OF FUN MIKE MASCIADRELLI WORKING FOR YOU ITS’ BEEN AN EXCEPTIONALLY COLD WINTER SO FAR IN WESTERN MASSCHUSESTS AND ITS BEEN EVEN COLDER HERE AT BERKSHIRE EAST IN CHARLEMONT. BUT THAT HASN’T STOPPED SKIERS FROM HITTING THE SLOPES. DAN MCAFEE: INDIANAPOLIS, IN ITS BEEN A LOVELY DAY, SOME GOOD SUNSHINE.THE WEATHER IS A LITTLE BIT WARMER HERE THAN INDIAPOLIS SO WE ARE PLEASED. THE COLD TEMPERATURES HAVE ALLOWED THE SKI RESORT TO CONSISTENTLY MAKE THEIR OWN “SNOW,” CREATING IDEAL CONDITIONS FOR SKIING AND RIDING. GABE PORTER HENRY: MARKETING DIRECTOR, BERKSHIRE EAST WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO MAKE A LOT OF SNOW OUT ON THE HILL AND WE ARE CONTINUING TO MAKE SNOW NOW AND WE WILL BE WAY AHEAD OF SCHEDULE IN TERMS OF OPENING ALL TERRAIN ON THE MOUNTAIN THAT WE HAVE. PORTER-HENRY TOLD 22NEWS THEY’RE ANTICIPATING PACKED POWDER AND “POWDER CONDITIONS FOR THE REST OF THE WEEK WITH THURSDAY’S EXPECTED SNOWSTORM. HE SAID WESTERN FRANKLIN COUNTY

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