“It’s the same thing every year. We always hear reports. Hopefully this one comes true.”
If the predictions are true, the first snowstorm of the season could mean an economic windfall for Kingvale businesses.
“Definitely brings in business. Plus when chain control goes on, it starts right here so we get hundreds of cars in the parking lot just looking for a place to go to the bathroom and get something to eat,” said Tom Santos, owner of Donner Pass Pizza.
“We got a lot of chains to stock up for when chain control hits. I’d say within a day, would be about seventy different sales,” Tyler Harbison said.
So what are the locals doing to prepare?
“Just get all my winter clothing out and make sure my tired are good on my car , because it gets pretty gnarly during the storms and stuff like that,” said Matthew Haase, a local musician.
For better or worse, most of the reactions seemed to be positive.
“I’m excited about the snow, I’m ready to get out there and ski,” Harbison said.
“Oh I was stoked. I was gonna start setting up little trails in the back,” Hasse said.
“Last year was a very late winter. So this year, hopefully the winter comes early and stays late,” Santos said.
James Myers filed this report.