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Vermont is experiencing one of the most challenging seasons in history. Officials cite the interstate travel restrictions, below-average snowfall, and warmer-than-normal temps that are leading to the dramatic decline in skier visits this season.
Vermont Ski Association spokesman Adam White told The Burlington Free Press that skier visits are down 30-70% across the state. White acknowledges that normal interstate tourists are aware of the mandatory 14-day quarantine required when visiting Vermont.
The weather hasn’t been cooperating either. White says that only 49% of the state’s alpine terrain is open, which is significantly below the 10-year average of 71% for this time of year.
The weather this season has been a let-down for most of the country. Resorts are reporting significantly below-average snowfall so far this season.
Skiing is still skiing (no matter how crappy it is), but I think we could all agree that some colder temps and natural snowfall would be a good thing.