Michael Gross, vice president of mountain operations, said that the resort’s ski patrol had completed avalanche control assessments.
“They’ve been up there doing control work, evaluating weather conditions, setting up all safety markings, hazard markings, et cetera, to get them prepared for today’s opening,” he said.
The avalanche occurred as a strong storm was expected to bring as much as 2ft (61cm) of snow to the highest altitudes by early Thursday.
Powerful winter storms sweep through parts of eastern US
A series of powerful storms hit parts of eastern US, leaving more than 630,000 households in parts of Florida and New York State without power, Sky News reported.
Meanwhile, New Jersey governor Phil Murphy announced a state of emergency and New York City authorities rescued nearly 2,000 migrants housed at a sprawling tent complex.
Due to winter powerful winter storm, Maine Governor Janet Mills postponed the opening of all state offices until Wednesday noon.