MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Above-average winter temperatures, while nice for many Tri-State residents, were not embraced by the owners of Whitetail Ski Resort and the patrons who normally flock to the 19-slope ski run every year.
Whitetail spokesman Chris Black said Tuesday that the Blairs Valley Road resort ended the season with business about 15 percent below that of a year with normal winter temperatures.
Still, it wasn't the disaster that some thought it might have been, Black said.
"It could have been the way the weather was," he said. "It wasn't a year to remember, but we were very fortunate to do the business that we did."
Waynesboro, Pa., weather observer Jerry Ashway said temperatures were 6 degrees above average in December, 10 degrees above normal in January - usually around 28 degrees - and in February they ranged nearly 8 degrees above the normal 30-degree temperatures.