Paoli Peaks, Indiana is officially closed for the season.
The small ski area, located just an hour outside of Louisville, Kentucky, has been forced by mother nature to call it quits on the season.
According to WLKY, Paoli was only open for about 24 days of skiing and riding thanks to other mid-season closures.
Paoli’s General Manager Chris Shadid published a statement about the decision to close:
“Mother Nature wasn’t on our side this year, and while we worked hard to manage through the rain and warm weather, we no longer have the snow base needed to remain open.
We are deeply grateful to our team members who made snow at every opportunity and operated the hill with dedication and passion. You are the heart of this resort – thank you!”
^Credit: FACEBOOK/Paoli Peaks
Paoli Peaks is owned and operated by Vail Resorts.
Meanwhile, Paoli’s closest neighbor, Perfect North Slopes in Lawrence, Indiana is holding on.
Perfect North is closed today, February 23rd, and despite temps forecasted to remain in the upper 50s throughout the next 10 days, the resort is reopening for skiing and riding tomorrow, February 24th.
^Perfect North Slopes webcam screenshot taken at 8:45AM, 2/23/23
It’s been a wet and warm winter throughout most of the Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, and the southern part of the Midwest.
Ski areas across the region have been battling mother nature all year, and it was only a matter of time before somebody closed.
Here’s hoping a late burst of winter hits Paoli Peaks and allows them to reopen for a few days of skiing.
Paoli Peaks Stats/Info:
Vertical: 300 ft.
Night Skiing: YES
Pass: Epic Pass
Perfect North Slopes Stats/Info:
Vertical: 400 ft.
Average Snowfall: 10 in.
Lifts: 5 chairs, 7 carpet/surface lifts
Night Skiing: YES