If you’ve been pleased with the unseasonably warm weather we’ve been experiencing lately, then you probably don’t work for a ski resort, and you’re probably not a skier yourself.

Maryland ski resorts Liberty Mountain, Whitetail, Roundtop Mountain, and Wisp are either totally quiet or only operating a tiny fraction of their runs. And this is usually their busiest time of the season.

Sure they’ve got million-dollar snow machines that would make any James Bond villain proud, but without a little cooperation from mother nature in the form of freezing temperatures and low humidity,

This hasn’t just been a problem for the Mid-Atlantic. Ski resorts across New York State and Northern New England have also been hampered by the warm weather.

Though you may find the air to be plenty cold today, the forecast calls for warmer temperatures this weekend.

Still, there’s enough time left in the season to recover. And the area’s ski resort operators are just waiting for the right conditions. Anne Weimer, marketing manager for Liberty Mountain Resort, told The Sun, “When the temperatures drop, we’ll be ready to pump up the snow guns.”