With a La Niña-style winter in store for much of the United States, ski resorts are preparing for more traffic on the slopes and in resort hotels.
American ski resorts are ready for whatever Mother Nature sends their way this winter. Depending on geography and which meteorologist you believe, that could mean heavier-than-usual snowfall.
After a mild 2015-16 winter due to El Niño patterns, resort managers hope that La Niña forecasts for this coming winter deliver ski-worthy weather—and travelers—their way. Meteorologists at Accuweather predict an extended winter, lasting as late as mid-Spring 2017, which will feature “frequent snow events,” especially in the Northern Plains and Midwest United States. And the 2017 Farmer’s Almanac warns: “Winter is back!”
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