You know we've been having lousy weather in Washington and environs the past week - a little rain, some fog, warm temperatures. Has it hurt the ski areas? Not on your life. It's colder in the mountains, so the snow isn't disappearing nearly as fast as it is around here.
"It's still in the 30s at night, so we can groom up the snow," said Massanutten marketing director June Brinkman. "Those 55- and 60-degree days you hear about on D.C. television aren't happening out here [in the Shenandoah Valley]. It's in the 40s during the day."
Brinkman says Massanutten is ready to make more snow as soon as the temperatures drop below freezing at night, which might happen next week.
"We've had 77 inches of …