Jody Ream, general manager at Paoli, said the new tubing park could boost traffic at the resort by as much as 50 percent from the current level of about 100,000 visits a season.
is married to Paoli's sales and marketing director.He
uses the resort's Web site to write meandering letters to guests about snow conditions and weather forecasts.
Although news of the park has spread mostly through word of mouth, Ream
said the chutes drew almost 1,000 visitors Jan. 27, the second Saturday in operation.
And due to the recent spate of cold weather, Ream
said the resort has been able to build up a snow base that should last for weeks to come at both the tubing park and ski area.
"The majority of people can't tell the difference between man-made snow and what Mother Nature drops out west," he