After last year’s epic winter that saw record snowfalls and skiing at some resorts until late May and even June, this year’s winter has been a complete one-eighty. And the warm nights and lack of snow has business hurting at many Northeast ski resorts.
According to an article on BostonGlobe.com, ski areas, resorts, and related businesses across New England have seen revenues and visits slump amid a winter that has been unusually warm and snow-starved, especially during critical holiday weeks when the companies earn most of their money.
Business at Mad River Glen is reportedly off more than 40 percent from last year. At Killington Resort in Vermont, fewer than half the trails were open to start this week. Stowe Mountain Resort’s business is down 15 to 20 percent. Closer to Boston, Wachusett Mountain is down 20 percent — and the list goes on.