MAHWAH, NJ – We haven't had much snow so far this winter, but thehelping our area's ski resorts recover.
It may be cold outside, but skiers are having fun skiing down New Jersey's Campgow Mountain. The day after Christmas is opening day at Mahwah Ski Resort.
8-year-old Liam Hurtuk can't wait to go snowboarding.
"Hurry up, sometimes the snow prevents you from going down," says Liam.
He went skiing with his brother and father.
“We live around the corner, so it's very convenient for us. We are very happy to be here," said the father.
"It's a lot of fun going down the mountains because I love snowboarding," said Ryan Hurtuk.
The snow in Kampgau is completely artificial. Freezing temperatures are what it takes to make snow. Water is taken from a nearby pond. It is then fed to more than 30 machines that turn the water into snow.
“This area was almost entirely green last Friday afternoon. We made that snow this weekend in preparation for today's opener,” said Campgaw's Ron Fuhr.
"The snow settles great and you can ski comfortably," says ski instructor Rebecca McLaren.
Campgow has the best slopes for beginners.
"It's easy: I didn't feel like I was going to fall because it was so cool,” said Rianna Salas of Bergenfield.
"Coming down the mountain with the wind in your face is very exciting, it's a lot of fun," JD said. de Giltas.
The workers are still continuing to widen the slope of the pipe. They open at 9am on Saturdays. Make sure you buy your tickets online as they sell out fast.
On Tuesdays, both adults and children can take part in skiing lessons from early in the morning. Tickets for the course are also selling out fast.