BELMONT, Mich. (WZZM) - While another day of snow and cold caused a messy commute on Wednesday, it made for a smooth ride at local ski areas. Snowboarders also hit the slopes, saying it's the best winter weather so far this year.
At Cannonsburg Ski and Ride Area, no one is complaining about the snow and cold.
"To have it freeze up and get colder like this was a really nice thing as a snowboarder," says Tucker Vantol.
Snowboarders say the colder temperatures make for faster rides.
"When it gets really cold you have much less resistance of moisture in the air and on the ground," says Nathan Patterson, Vice President of MACkite in Grand Haven.
Up until this week, ski areas were depending a lot on machines to create snow, but snowboarders say it's no replacement for colder temperatures and natural snow.