With Monday off and snow on the way, students excited to hit the slopes

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Yawgoo Valley welcomes snow

EXETER, R.I. (WPRI) — Plows across Southern New England haven’t been put to much use this year as much as they have in previous winters, but they’ll soon be back on the road with some accumulating snow in the forecast.

“We’re excited for the snow,” Yawgoo Valley General Manager Tracy Hartman said Sunday.

Hartman says after what hasn’t been a very snowy winter so far, the combination of the holiday, school vacation for some, and the expected snow is the perfect storm for the popular ski destination in Exeter.

“I’m hoping that it will excite people to come out and try skiing or snowboarding,” Hartman added.

She’s expecting a bigger crowd in the coming days, hoping some of the empty seats headed up the slopes on the chairlift Sunday are full for the rest of the week.

Justin Oakley plans to take at least one of those slots.  

“Now that the lessons are complete, all the families will be coming down and enjoying the natural snow for sure,” he said.

According to Hartman, they’re planning to make some of their own snow on Monday and Tuesday.  The hope is that with more snow on the ski area, more skis and snowboards will be on the slopes.

“You can definitely tell the moods change when there’s natural snow coming,” Hartman said.

If you’re not skiing or snowboarding and are on the roads, as always with the potential snow storms, Rhode Island State Poilce are reminding people who do have to be out to take it slow and allow extra time.  

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