Vermont Ski Areas Pray for White MarchBy Steve Casimiro on March 4th, 2013
It’s been a decent ski year in the Green Mountains, but Vermont’s ski resort managers are still concerned. They learned not to project too far into the future after last season, which could have finished strong but busted when a record heat wave melted an entire year’s snowmaking in a matter of days. So far, though, Vermont has a good shot at being better off for 2012-13. It’s helped that Northeastern cities have seen enough natural snow to remind folks that the mountains have lots more. Even Mad River Glen, one of very few ski areas left in the region to depend completely on Mother Nature, is doing reasonably well this year, expecting about 80,000 to 85,000 skier visits. One damper on all of Vermont’s resorts was Hurricane Sandy. Students missed a lot of days during that storm, and schools sought to make up ground by shortening holidays, which made for fewer family vacations. Via Times Argus.
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