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Cannonsburg Ski Area opens today

6:39 PM, Dec 26, 2012   |    comments
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Belmont, Mich. (WZZM) - After a warm and wet December, Cannonsburg Ski Area is now open.

Ski area employees were racking up some major snow-vertime last night, covering some of their runs with more than a foot of snow.

Austin Dixon, a skier, says "I'm pretty pumped, I mean, I've been waiting for this all year. It's my first time on the slopes and yea, it's great!"

Alycia Choroszucha, Cannonsburg Media Manager explained,  "The last time that we've had conditions like this was in the early 1990's.  We didn't get open until January. So we thought last year was bad." This year, they're just happy to be open for everyone on Christmas break.

Employees opened some of the runs at 9:00am.  Cannonsburg spent a lot of money expanding and upgrading the ski hill giving skiers and snowboarders new options for tricks. Choroszucha says, "Our new owner invested millions of dollars into our snow making system to bring it really into the future. We've done a lot of lift maintenance to get our lifts running faster and more efficiently."

Brennan Nelson, a snowboarder says of the updates, "I broke my leg two years ago and couldn't be out on the slopes at all so the improvements when I got here this year, it's crazy. All the new features, the new snow making machines, they're great.

Hundreds of people have already hit the slopes. Choroszucha says, "We'll be open with the hours of 9 a.m. - 10 p.m. until January 25th. It's only $25 which is discounted because we've only got so much terrain open. So it's a great deal. Love to see families and stuff out here."

 

 

 

Cannonsburg plans to have operations on the Quad Chair, Mid-Rope, Progression Express and possibly others depending on how snowmaking and grooming goes Tuesday night.

Cannonsburg plans to have operations on the Quad Chair, Mid-Rope, Progression Express and possibly others depending on how snowmaking and grooming goes Tuesday night.

To learn more about Cannonsburg Ski Area, click here.

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