2 major western Pennsylvania resorts to open for skiing

AP News
Posted: Dec 22, 2015 9:50 AM

CHAMPION, Pa. (AP) — Western Pennsylvania's two major ski resorts say they'll open for business Wednesday, despite unseasonably warm temperatures for most of the month.

Officials at Seven Springs Mountain Resort and Hidden Valley Resort say a weekend cold snap enabled them to make snow since Friday and through the weekend. High temperatures in lower elevations in western Pennsylvania were forecast to be in the 50s and 60s through Christmas.

The Seven Springs snow tubing park will open on Saturday.

Slopes at Boyce Park, which is owned by Allegheny County and is just a few miles east of Pittsburgh, opened Monday, also with man-made snow. Officials there say it will be too warm to make any more snow this week, and rains forecast could wipe out the snow that's already been made.