Snow buried the Stateline overnight. Many schools and businesses shut down in the morning. However, by the afternoon, families went thrill seeking in the white stuff.
Residents like Ben Heroux, say it was a great day to enjoy the winter’s pleasures.
“It snowed a lot overnight, as everybody knows,” said Heroux. “First goal today was to get to the park.”
The snow storm kept people inside and even some from school, but once it subsided, Manager at Snow Park Alpine Hills Melissa May says many rushed into fresh snow to have some winter fun.
“All day that we’ve been open we’ve had families come out everybody loves being out here especially if you have the day off,” said May. “What better to do on a snow day than be able to do snow sports.”
“Our youngest daughter has been asking us for weeks and days to take her sledding,” said Tom Freeman, who went tubing. “[There’s] no school and brought my family out here to have a good time. “
For some, like Nathan Waugh, it was a new experience going down the tube runs.
“It’s awesome lots of fun! It’s the first time i’ve been here.”
Those who came out to frolic in the winter wonderland, got more than just tubing or snowboarding down hills.
“We’re always putting in new features,” said May. “We added in another flat box and a flat rail as well.”
Wisitors took full advantage of it, like Ben Heroux, starting at the drop in and taking off.
“I’ve never done rails before,” said Heroux. “Since last weekend i’ve been hitting three of the rails here.”
Snow Park at Alpine Hills closes for the season in April.