Yawgoo Valley benefits from pre-holiday snowfall

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Yawgoo Valley benefits from pre-holiday snowfall

EXETER, R.I. (WPRI) — Many families could be seen Monday taking their children to Yawgoo Valley Ski Area in Exeter.

After snow blanketed much of the state overnight, skiers and snowboarders were excited to hit the slopes. 

Sarah Edenbach and her children were some of first to arrive to the ski area Monday morning. 

“We’re off for Presidents’ Day,” she said. “We’re meeting some friends here so the kids can all ski together. Just keeping it local and having some fun.”

Like many families across the state, the Edenbachs woke up to see some fresh snow on the ground. 

It’s one of the few snowstorms that Yawgoo has been able to benefit from this season. 

“There’s been one or two but for the most part, it’s been the man-made snow,” Edenbach said. “It works fine for what we’re doing here.”

John Walsh and his kids, Jack and Madeline, were out skiing as a family for the first time on Sunday. 

Yawgoo had to rely on its snow machine that day but after the storm, the Walshes will be eager to return.

“It’s more exciting with the snow,” John Walsh said. “It’s great to get out here with the kids. They’re going to have a lot of fun.”

Despite the natural snow that fell Sunday night into Monday, Yawgoo Valley General Manager Tracy Hartman told Eyewitness News they plan to add some of their own on Monday and Tuesday.

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