The lifts have been closed for the season, and the snow that still paints the mountainside at Peek‘n Peak Resort and Spa will be left to melt.
That shouldn’t take long. The sun is shining brightly at the moment and it’s expected to rain later this week.
The ski season, which began the day after Thanksgiving, ended Sunday at 4 p.m., said Tiffany Cook, a spokeswoman for Scott Enterprises, which owns the resort in Findley Lake, N.Y.
“It was one of our 10 best years,” she said. “We skied for 122 days.”
Cook said the slopes at were idled on this same weekend in 2013, a year that saw Easter arrive early, and helped to extend the ski season.
This year, she said, “We were keeping really busy, but with the forecast, it didn’t make operational sense for us to stay open.”
While Erie experienced its fifth snowiest winter on record, snowfall at Findley Lake was about average, Cook said.
The resort’s golf season typically begins a few weeks after the end of ski season, but Cook said no date has been set so far.
She did say that the Peak’s new zip line adventure course will open Memorial Day Weekend.
Details are available at http://www.pknpk.com/