Bitter cold great for snowmaking at ski resort

Even in the bitter cold, Mount Southington Ski Area near Waterbury was working overtime to be ready for Saturday morning's opening.



The snowmaking machines can generate up to 6 inches of snow an hour.



"We'll have beginner and intermediate terrain top to bottom. Five trails with three lifts will be available," said Jay Dougherty, Southington's general manager.



This year is a big change from last December when mild weather meant green slopes, which led to the ski season being delayed until January.



Dougherty is hoping Saturday is the first day of a long and snowy season.



 


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