Paoli Peaks sees increase in business after blizzard

Resort hopes to make up for lackluster season

PAOLI, Ind. - Local ski resorts hoped to see an increase in business after Wednesday’s blizzard.

Snow enthusiasts filled the slopes, ready to take advantage of the recent snow.

Paoli Peaks had been hoping for a good year to make up for last year’s slow season.

“I think our total snowfall last year was around 4 inches, so you know we’ve already beaten the total in two snowfalls here,” said David Kastan, spokesperson for Paoli Peaks.

Despite the recent blizzard, snow machines are also crucial for a good season.

About 75 percent of the snow on the ground was still manmade.

"We're continuing to add snow guns and update our technology so we try to deal with the challenges as best as we can," Kastan said.

Snowboarders didn’t seem to mind how the snow got on the ground, they were happy to be on the slopes.

“We wait all year for this and it’s finally here, you know," said snowboarder Logan Vaughn. "I Hope we get a lot of snow this season."

Paoli Peaks officials said they expect up to 4 inches of snow to help cover the slopes overnight and could see record crowds this weekend.

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