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You’re Snow Busted

Copper Mountain

We always knew the stats were rigged, but now comes proof: A team of Dartmouth economists discovered that ski resorts report 23 percent more new snow on weekends than during the week, even though government weather data shows no such “weekend effect.” The resorts least likely to exaggerate? Those with better iPhone reception, thanks to apps tracking real-time updates from skiers.

From Outside Magazine, April/May 2021 Lead Photo: Copper Mountain