VERNON - Wednesday evening at Mountain Creek ski resort, only rain was seen falling from the sky. However, snow is expected later in the night.

Workers from the resort are hopeful that snow will fall, since weather plays a big role in the economics of skiing. If there are flurries, it will mean a white and lucrative Christmas may be on the way for the resort.

Towns near Mountain Creek are preparing for possible snow. Their budgets have been stretched thin from storms in January and the snow in October.