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Another winter of skimpy snow

Higher temperature blamed for ‘tough’ season

Carolyn LaHart walks down the slope at Maple Ski Ridge in Rotterdam while getting ready to make more snow in December.
Carolyn LaHart walks down the slope at Maple Ski Ridge in Rotterdam while getting ready to make more snow in December.
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Hickory Ski Center in Warrensburg has been around since the 1940s, but the small ski area didn’t open at all last winter, and has yet to host any customers this winter. The culprit: Not enough snow. “This is the first time we’ve had back-to-back tough winters,” said Jeremiah Greco, the marketing manager at Hickory. With no snowmaking equipment, the ski center relies entirely on natural snow. The lack of snow this winter is a problem ...


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bitjockey
February 25, 2013
10:11 p.m.

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As an avid skier, this topic interests me but this article is anecdotal, not scientific. Why use a picture of Maple Ski Ridge from December? Nemo only dropped a few inches north of the Capital District? Bull...Gore got 13" and Whiteface got 19". Yes, they closed 1-2 weeks early last year, but they have been open a week early the last 2 years. Places like the Rutgers Global Snow Lab are a much better source on this topic. Last year was a bad snow year around here, but the Northern Hemisphere had above average snowpack. I'm not an anti-global warming guy, but let's not bend the facts to support a personal opinion.

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