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Small ski resorts face uphill battle with snow shortfalls

Jan 8, 2024
As climate change makes winter snowfall uncertain, selling lift tickets gets trickier — especially at smaller, locally owned resorts.
In the past, White Pine ski resort in Wyoming has been able to open by Dec. 1, but this year there was not enough snow for the resort to open by Christmas.
Caitlin Tan/Wyoming Public Media

Success of the ski season may turn on the omicron variant

Dec 3, 2021
The ski industry is facing a labor shortage as it starts to navigate its third pandemic season.
Signage requiring face coverings is displayed at a ski resort in Alberta, Canada on Nov. 28.
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Painting the ski industry, one trail map at a time

Nov 20, 2019
If you've gone skiing in the last 30 years, there's a good chance you've used a trail map painted by James Niehues.
James Niehues works in his home studio in Parker, Colorado.
Lindsay Pierce Morgan