Mild temperatures and the forecast of rain have caused St. Joseph County Parks to close innertubing hills, cross-country skiing and snow-shoe activities for the season.
While St. Patrick’s and Ferrettie-Baugo Creek county parks have snowmaking equipment, temperatures must remain consistently at 20 degrees or below to make snow.
Innertubing activities could only resume if 6- to 8-inches of dense, natural snow collected and temperatures were low enough to make snow for about a week, according to a park department news release. Because forecasts aren’t calling for that type of weather, park officials decided to end the winter sports season.
Cross-country skiing and snowshoe trails must have only a natural snow base.
- For more information about other St. Joseph County Parks activities, click on this link: http://www.sjcparks.org/