London was recently hit with a powerful snowfall that left roads in rough condition, and forced the closures of many schools in the area. While many were annoyed with the snow’s arrival, Boler Mountain was ecstatic with the powder after a largely green December.
Operations Manager at Boler Mountain, Marty Thody, was quick to point out that despite the slow start to the winter season, the Mountain has been open and thriving since early December. Now that they have a fresh batch of snow to work with in addition to their manufactured snow, the hope is that Boler will be able to open all of its runs.
“December was a little bit of a soft month for us, it wasn’t nearly as busy as it was last year, obviously. But all-in-all it’s been a pretty good season. We were opened early, we had lots of snow down, lots of trails open.”
Along with the fresh snow, Thody is expecting a fresh batch of new faces now that the streets are more manageable. The Mountain routinely sees as many as 100,000 people come through annually, and has seen demand of their private lessons rise in recent years.
“There was a big jump on lessons early in the season. A lot of enrollment, and a lot of our programs filled up quickly. And I think that will carry on with private lessons over the season.”
Now that Old Man Winter has finally shown his face, skiers and snowboarders all across the region should be set to hit the hills.