New England’s elusive ski season cut short
- Temperatures that soared into the 80s this week are wreaking havoc on spring skiing. A few days ago, half the trails in Vt. and N.H.were open; now only about quarter remain.
Snow removal companies facing the unthinkable
- After last winter’s heavy weather, many companies readied for anything this year, except that strangest of occurrences: a winter with almost no snow.
Region weathering unseasonable lack of snow
- It’s the question on the mind of anyone who steps outside during this so-called winter: Where’s the snow?
Vermont ski area getting second life
- Six years ago, Magic Mountain lost half a million dollars. Snowmaking covered only a quarter of the southern Vermont ski area, and the chairlifts had a reputation for being so unreliable that some skiers didn’t feel comfortable letting their children ride them.
State unveils ‘mega-plows’
- The state today unveiled one of five new “mega-plows” that will help it clear snow and ice more efficiently, part of an effort to cut costs of road-clearing by nearly half over two winters, Secretary of Transportation Richard A. Davey said.
Residents dig out, thousands without power
- Some 621,000 utility customers are without power this evening in the wake of a major nor’easter that dumped up to 30 inches of heavy wet snow in parts of the state, forcing some of the hardest hit communities to declare a snow day in October and to postpone Halloween because of impassible streets.
The East Coast ski season has begun
- Last night, the kids from Famous Internet Skiers hit up Killington, where they reported a foot of snow at summit.
Up to 3 inches of snow could fall this evening
- The season’s first snow is expected across the region this afternoon through this evening, ranging from flurries to accumulating snow.