NORTH MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) - Staff at the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex are keeping their fingers crossed for snow. The park offers miles of cross-country ski trails, two luge tracks, and massive outdoor ice skating rinks.
Jim Rudicil is the parks' manager. He says the park has only received a couple of inches of snow and that's not nearly sufficient to open the trails for skiing and track for luging.
But Wednesday workers were applying water to that part of the park were three large ice rinks are built each year. Rudicil hopes to have portions of the rinks open for skating by this weekend.
Six inches of natural snow are needed before staff can start to work on the luge track and ski trails. When conditions are cold and snow,y the Christmas break can bring the park as much business as the rest of their season which is why staff refer to the days before and after the holiday as, "a season within a season."