Northeast Ski Resorts Welcome Blizzard

One to three feet predicted

Ryan O'Hanlon

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While most in the Northeast are hunkering down for what could be the region’s worst blizzard in a century, the region’s ski resorts are secretly pumping their fists for a big hit from Nemo.

Flights and trains have been canceled, schools have been closed, and single women are scrambling for blizzard boyfriends as the Northeast anticipates anywhere from one to three feet of snowfall. A pain for many, but a blessing for the Northeast’s struggling ski areas, as Quartz explains:

Ski resorts had a terrible year in 2012—the worst since 1991—because of unusually warm winter weather across most of the United States. But ski resorts in the northeast anticipate that the blizzard could significantly lift revenues this year: resorts in Vermont, for instance, have already seen reservations increase, and expect snowfall to allow more terrain to remain open, for much longer.

New Hampshire snowmobile dealerships are also laying out the welcome mat.

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