PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Maine's ski areas are cheering this week's storms that have dropped more than a foot of snow on their slopes.
The Ski Maine Association says Sugarloaf and Saddleback ski areas have each received nearly 30 inches of new snow since Sunday, while Sunday River and Mt. Abram each got more than a foot.
The association says Shawnee Peak in Bridgton received 9 inches of snow, while Hermon Mountain outside of Bangor and Big Rock Mountain in Mars Hill each received 8 inches.
Executive Director Greg Sweetser says with the forecast calling for more snow and cold temperatures ahead, all downhill ski areas in Maine are expected to be open for the upcoming school vacation week.
Sweetser says Maine's mountains "hit the jackpot" with the latest round of snow.