At Some Area Slopes
MILFORD — Despite a mild fall, local ski slope operators are gearing up another winter season.
While natural snow lovers might be reduced to wearing their pajamas inside out and hoping for snow, some slopes have begun snowmaking, and others are aiming to open soon or testing the snowmaking cannons.
Ron Schmalzle said Ski Big Bear in Masthope, Pa., would ride out a mild Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday and possibly begin snowmaking on Saturday. “The forecast looks favorable for the next three weeks for a spell of snowmaking weather,” Schmalzle said. Check out ski-bigbear.com for information.
Meanwhile, snowmaking has begun for the 52nd season at Camelback Resort in Tannersville in the heart of the Poconos.
Camelback said they have focused the snow guns not only on the summit to base slopes, but also on its Terrain Based Learning shaped-snow features and Snowtubing Park.
“The first day of snowmaking every year is more exciting than the last,” said Brian Czarnecki, vice president of sales & marketing, adding that “you can now stay overnight and spend more time on the Mountain, and also play in the indoor waterpark.”
Mountain Creek in Vernon, N.J. is testing its snowmaking machines and hopes to begin dusting the slopes in mid-December. Go to mountaincreek.com and click in mountain report. Think snow!
MILFORD — With Harrisburg continuing to bicker over the state budget, now a good five months overdue, it is the organizations and people who use county services who suffer. And as is the norm, the first to lose out are the social services.
Safe Haven, a woman’s shelter and much more, is one of these agencies. While money is tight, and a hiring freeze is in effect, all of Safe Haven’s free and confidential services are in full service at this time.
Elizabeth C. Heij, L.C.S.W., interim executive director of the organization, states that between a loan taken from the equity of their building and a variety of private donations, Safe Haven is fully operational and offers a multitude of free services, from temporary safe housing – including food and toiletries – private and group counseling by highly trained and specialized individuals, legal assistance and a host of other services.
A full list of their ongoing programs is available on their website at
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