Steve Bigus of Joliet, a member of the Joliet Ski Club since 2001, echoed the disappointment of losing so much skiing time.
"It just kept coming and coming," Bigus said. "All of a sudden on Tuesday night, right about 6, 7 o'clock, the sky just opened up and you could see stars.
Coleman said staff started grooming the slopes that night.
"Wednesday morning we had sunshine and blues skies. We were very happy to see that," Coleman said. "We skied Wednesday and Thursday."
Coleman said the snow had the consistency of powder, which is always good for skiing. The fact staff has just groomed it contributed to the snow's good skiing qualities, he added.
"We put a lot of runs in those two days to make up for any days we missed - or we tried to make up for them anyway," Coleman said. "Friday we had to get back on the bus and head back to Reno to get on our plane for Saturday."