December 2, 2016 5:17 pm

Winnipeg’s winter weather delay getting a mixed review

The owners of The Stony Mountain Ski Area hope the temperature drops enough to fire up their snow creating machine.

Zahra Premji / Global News

With a delay in the cold snap, there is a mixed review from Winnipeggers and local businesses.

Many are hoping for a white Christmas, but the lack of snow in Winnipeg also means a delay for many companies that rely on the winter weather conditions for business.

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For the owners of Stony Mountain Ski Area, they said opening day has had to be delayed for the second year in a row thanks to an unusually warmer start to winter. Owners said Dec. 1 should have been opening day, but the opening will have to be pushed to Dec. 10 in hopes that temperatures will drop low enough to even get the snow creating machine going.

For Azim Kabani, who has several construction projects going on around the city, he said this mild start to the winter is welcomed and perfect for productivity in his business. He said with warmer weather it means he won’t have to pay for as much heat to blow through his condo buildings while work is going on and his workers won’t have to take breaks to warm up between their shifts.

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