People on Tug Hill want to see more snow

Updated: Jan. 1, 2020 at 11:25 AM EST
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TOWN OF MONTAGUE, N.Y. (WWNY) - It was a day of snow on the Tug Hill plateau. But, people in the area feel as though the snow season has been light so far.

Snowmobilers spent the first day of the new year on Tug Hill.

"If there's snow, we're out here. This is the best snowmobiling you can find in upstate New York," said Richard Hubbard, from Rome, New York.

Trails are nice, get a lot of snow up here," said Mark Vescio, also from Rome.

According to the National Weather Service, the area got about a foot of snow Wednesday.

For Tug Hill Hook & Ladder owner Tony Young, that's a little light.

"There should be four or five feet by now. Mother Nature keeps taking it away," he said.

But that didn't stop riders from enjoying the day.

"There's usually, this time of year, four, five, six feet of snow up here. This is really the first heavy snowfall they've gotten up here," said Hubbard.

"There's enough to ride," Vescio added.

"A little bumpy towards the end here, but the groomers are out," said Hubbard.

The snow could turn to rain by the weekend, but that might actually help the trails.

"Hopefully it makes a good base. The rain we get - it mixes with the snow. Hopefully it gets cold and it freezes," said Young.

Young says he isn't sweating the lighter than usual snowfall.

"People are around, but it obviously could be better. You take what you can get," said Young.

And snowmobilers got to ring in the new year with a ride.

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