“Really everyone’s just excited and it brings the energy to being outside, getting used to skiing and snowboarding again,” Chester Bowl director Dave Schaeffer said.
Some would call it the perfect day to slide around on skis- temps flirting with the freezing mark were an invitation for kids and families to brush the cobwebs off their winter gear and break Chester hill in.
Volunteers and workers at the park were excited to welcome back families who have been skiing at chester for decades.
“Just seeing their eyes as they come back, saying I’m here, I’m home again, I’m excited to be skiing and snowboarding- you can just tell everybody’s been looking forward to this for a long time,” Schaeffer said.
Like Greta Lammi and her friends.
“This is my seventh year skiing at Chester,” Lammi said.
Lammi says they’ve been counting down the days to get back on the hill.
“We all like going fast and doing jumps and stuff,” Lammi said.
The friends are all ski cadets, which means they’re pretty good at the sport and can teach the little kids why they love it.