#Globalwarmingfail: New England ski season extended into May
Remember when “global warming” was confidently predicted to bring about “The End of Snow”? Actually it wasn’t that long ago (15 months, to be exact) that the New York Times published an article by that name, complete with a scary picture of a bare ski slope. As Mark Twain quipped about reports of his death, it was “greatly exaggerated.”
Lynne Tuohy of the AP reports in a dispatch dated May 2:
Skiers and snowboarders at Vermont's Sugarbush resort right now can spend the morning on the slopes and play golf in the afternoon - testament to the abundance of snow that extended the season at many northern New England ski areas.
Sugarbush is one of more than half dozen areas in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine still operating this weekend.
New Hampshire's Wildcat Mountain in Pinkham Notch prides itself on being the state's last ski area open in the spring but marketing director Thomas Prindle says they haven't made it into May in more than a decade.
''We've had six months of a phenomenal season,'' said Prindle, noting Wildcat was the first New Hampshire area to open on Nov. 9. The mountain had a 30 percent increase in skier visits compared to past years and this weekend marks Wildcat's grand finale.