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Heavy rains are good for CT snow resorts

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Some local ski slopes said they were looking forward to the wet weather on Tuesday. (WFSB) Some local ski slopes said they were looking forward to the wet weather on Tuesday. (WFSB)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Tuesday’s rain was good news for some local businesses counting on the precipitation.  

Some local ski slopes said they were looking forward to the wet weather and the sound of rain falling was music to the ears of Mike Kurys, who is director of operations for the Powder Ridge Ski Resort in Middlefield. 

"It would be nice if there was some snow, but we will settle for rain,” Kurys said.

Kurys said they have been waiting for the rain.   

"Yes, we all have at least four weather apps on our phone and we check it every hour,” Kurys said.

With their peak season just a few weeks away, Kurys said they were starting to worry about the ongoing drought dragging their winter wonderland business downhill, a for second year. 

“Last year was obviously terrible for all of the northeast not just here and hopefully this year is our best year to date,” Kurys said.

Mother nature was expected dump several inches of much needed rain across the state on Tuesday and Wednesday. The rain was helping to fill up the main source of water for making snow at Powder Ridge. 

"We've got about six more inches to go until the pond starts to overflow, which means it's full,” Kurys said. “We do use wells to fill the pond during the winter as the water level goes down while we put snow on the hill so rain is obviously helping to fill those wells as well."

Kurys said now they just need a drop in the temps and they will be all set for the season. 

"Twenty-eight degrees is the magic number. It could be about 30, if it's really dry,” Kurys said. “But, 28 is the magic number."

Kurys told Eyewitness News it looks like they will be able to start making some real snow that will stick around next week.

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