LAWRENCEBURG, Ind. – It’s been a slow start to the season at Perfect North.
With the warm temperatures this month – it’s been one of the warmest Decembers on record in Cincinnati – the ski area has been able to open the slopes just a couple of times, and now they’re canceling their big New Year’s Eve party, too.
They’re canceling the show so they can concentrate on making snow for opening day. It will be just their fourth post-Christmas opening day in 36 years, according to Operations Manager Jonathan Davis. It could even come close to breaking the record for their latest opening date ever, he said.
“This is quite a bummer,” Davis said.
Last year, Perfect North had about 6,000 people come out to ring in 2015, according to Davis. This year, the only people on the slopes will be making snow, in an effort to help skiers get on the slopes. They’ve already been working several nights in a push for the opening.
“In the big picture of things, I think people will be happy with the decisions we’re making,” Davis said.
They’re hoping that the winter temperatures will stick so the snow does, too.
“We miss all of our winter friends,” he said. “We can’t wait to have everybody out here.”