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How Climate Change Affects Your Winter Sports

Snowmaking in Vermont

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Snowmaking in Vermont

Ben Plotzer, pictured here at the Stowe Mountain Resort in Vermont, has been snowboarding for more than 12 years. With less snow sticking to the trails, he believes that snowmaking will be the future for New England ski resorts.

Unfortunately, “if a ski area can't afford the technology or pay for the high energy costs, then chances are they will have to close,” Plotzer said.

Plotzer remains optimistic that conditions for winter sports will be maintained. Remembering winter in 2012, he said, "I was snowboarding in some fresh powder in February with sunny skies.”

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