Resorts Hopeful After Winter Storms

Feb 15, 2015

Credit John Atkinson/Ski Vermont

With New England buried in snow, ski resorts are expecting skiers and riders to flock to the mountains of Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine for rare powder as the region heads into the mid-winter school break, a prime tourism draw.

This winter provided snow early and often along with temperatures cold enough to keep it on the ground. Even before a massive weekend storm, New England was measuring snow in feet instead of inches.

But the storms that have pummeled Boston get city-dwelling skiers and snowboarders in the frame of mind to head north to the slopes.

The Vermont Ski Areas Association says the state is on track with last year's 4.5 million skier and rider visits — the 3rd best on record — and could see another record year.

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