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Ski centers struggling to bring people to the slopes

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Warm weather and rain leaving ski hills with little snow

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Warm weather and rain leaving ski hills with little snow
http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12503/6804594?cpt=8&wpid=2637 Sun, 26 Feb 2017 04:02:32 +0000 Ski centers struggling to bring people to the slopes Warm weather and rain leaving ski hills with little snow http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12503/6804594?cpt=8&wpid=2637 WSYR ABC 9 Syracuse tammy: while colder weather is on the way, it may be too little too late for ski resorts. some were forced to close the slopes after days of warm weather, followed by rain. newschannel nine's rob hackford hit the hills today, to show us how much they're struggling without snow. rob: at the four seasons ski center, it's been an underwhelming winter. bill hane, operations manager : "i mean we got going just before christmas, but then we went through january where there was no natural snow to speak of." rob: bill hane is usually in charge of keeping the slopes in perfect shape. this week it's been tough. rob hackford, fayetteville: "what may seem like optimal conditions close up, the bigger picture, rain and warm weather wreaking havoc on the slopes." bill hane, operations manager: "you adjust accordingly you may not have as many lifts open and you may not run as many hours." <rob: with the hill looking more like a pool than a ski slope - they were shutdown for the day. bill hane, operations manager: "at this part of the season unfortunately people are already starting to think spring." rob: and with record breaking temperatures many skiers have been reluctant - bill says turnout is about 25- percent lower this season. bill hane, operations manager: "the problem is that when people don't see snow in their backyards, they think that we don't have snow." rob: but bill an optimist says they'll try to make the most of it. bill hane, operations manager: "i think we've got a shot at it." bill hane, operations manager: "there are some piles of snow and tomorrow morning we're going to start pushing them around and see how much we can cover over and see if we can get something going." rob: not the perfect conditions skiers expect. bill hane, operations manager: "right now we're kind of debating which way we're going to go." rob: close up shop for the season or embrace the warmth - in fayetteville rob hackford newschannel 9 > tammy: larger ski resorts like toggenburg in fabius say they're also struggling this year and have




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