Omni-Homestead looks forward to the snow

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HOT SPRINGS, Va. (WDBJ7) At the Omni-Homestead, they've been preparing for this storm in a different way.

The resort has been taking advantage of the recent cold weather to start making snow. They say they used more than four million gallons of water in just forty-eight hours.

They are grooming the slopes for the return of guests. Many haven't been skiing since around the beginning of the year because of the warm, wet weather.

"Yes, I think our team, while they've been hard at work for the last few days, they definitely would have liked to have been doing this a lot earlier in the season," said Lynn Swann, Omni-Homestead's Director of Marketins. "But I think they're having a good time out there getting it ready for everybody."

The slopes open Saturday morning for skiing and snow boarding, and the hope to open for tubing shortly after.