A snowy winter is on the way in New Jersey, where snow sports officials say winter sports teams have not only not had their games canceled, but have even enjoyed a new lease of life.
Snow sports in the Garden State will return to full strength as the months continue to roll by, officials said Monday, following an initial setback that saw the cancellation of a snow sports game on Monday night.
A game between New York City Snowboard and Poconos Snow Sports in Seaside Park was canceled after snow fell on the field.
Officials also canceled the snowboarding event at the Jersey Shore Resort and Casino, and the Pocono Snowboarding event in the Bronx on Sunday night, said Mark Schier, spokesman for the New Jersey Snow Sports Association.
All of the New York snow sports organizations will remain active during the winter, but will now focus on the spring and summer, he said.
Officials are hopeful the snow will continue to fall, and New Jersey’s winter sports can continue to thrive.
The snow sport community is expecting another season to get off to a great start.
“We will be able to focus on our events as well as the events in the fall,” said Eric Knecht, a director for New Jersey snow sports.
“We’ve seen a tremendous response to the winter sport season so far.
We’ve had to turn away many events that were booked and had no snow.
I think it’s going to be a great year.”
The snow sports season typically begins April 1.
But that’s not happening for the winter games.
The last snow sports event on Monday was held at the Piscataway Ski Resort in New Piscatory.
Officials there said they were disappointed to see the event canceled, although the cancellation was not connected to the snow.
“As a resort and snowboard event, Piscataqua Ski Resort is not able to play any snow sports due to snow accumulation,” a statement from the resort read.
“This is not related to the recent weather events that affected snow sports in this area.”
It was unclear if the event was canceled due to the weather.
Snow sport events have been scheduled in the Pascagoula area and the Garden City area.
Officials at Piscatoys Snowboard are hoping the snow comes to an end.
“I hope we can get a few more games back on the schedule,” said owner Jeff Luecke, who added that he’s had snow in the past but has had it all season long.
“I’m looking forward to getting back to work and working on our event, but we will have to see.”
For more on the snow sports industry, check out NBC News’ Winter Sports in New England article The Associated Press contributed to this report.