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Ski Conditions Mixed on the East Coast

There's good news and bad news if you plan to ski this holiday week

Friday, December 21, 2007

The good news is that this has been one of the best Decembers in a long time. Conditions are WAY better than they were last Christmas when record warmth had some wondering if East Coast skiing would soon be extinct thanks to Global Warming.

It’s a 180 degree difference Jay Rand manages Whiteface Mountain in the Adirondacks. Last year at this time we were looking at green grass on the mountain. Right now the biggest problem is keeping the parking lots clear of snow. But, just as holiday skiers get set to swarm the mountains, the weather may be changing.

Joshua Fox writes a weather blog for Central Vermont's Mad River Glen. No one likes to hear the word rain and it looks like we're going to get some of that on Sunday, so the pattern into early January looks a little dicey for skiers.

Still, Fox says that while Sunday's rain may cause some ice, it shouldn't do too much damage to the surprisingly deep bases at area resorts.

For WNYC, I'm Dan Blumberg

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