This week's snowstorm is good news for winter sports enthusiasts.

Utica Mayor Robert Palmieri says the Val Bialas Ski Center on the Parkway will be open this weekend for skiing, snowboarding and sledding.

The Center will be open today and Friday from 4:00 to 10:00 p.m. Saturday from noon to 10:00 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5:00.

The hours of operation are for this week only and are subject to change pending any unanticipated changes in the weather.

Lift tickets will be $10 per person, per day.  Only cash will be accepted.

For more information, you can call the City's Parks Department at (315) 738-0172.