Updated 03/19/2013 06:16 PM
Skiers and snowboarders hit the slopes at Jiminy Peak during Tuesday snowfall
Skiers and snowboarders took advantage of the late season snowfall and hit the slopes in Jiminy Peak. They're trying to squeeze a few runs before the end of the season, which resort workers say is much better than last year. YNN's Madeleine Rivera has more on this story.
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BERKSHIRE COUNTY, Mass. -- "We'll rough it a little bit today," said Andrew Steckiw, a Jiminy Peak visitor.
Tuesday's snowfall brought a few inches of snow in Jiminy Peak and a flock of customers like him.
"We get this extension on the season. It's good stuff," said Tyler Fairbank, CEO of Jiminy Peak Resort.
It's a stark change from last year. That season's lack of powder is still fresh on people's minds.
"It's been way better than last season, which was for the whole skiing industry, a very, very tough year," said Fairbank.
This year, Fairbank expects to get between 225,000 and 250,000 visitors by the end of the season.
"They want to get in those few extra days and that could really help a season be a better season," he said.
"The weather has been consistently cold. And I just got back from Utah and the snow is different here. But it's still good," said Steckiw whose first visit to the mountain was Tuesday.
Jiminy Peak's last day of the season is April 7th. But Fairbank says if the weather continues the way that it does and we get snow in the next couple of weeks, they could stay open a little bit past that date.
"We're going to play it by ear," he said.