New England: Skiers, snowmobilers eager for Northeast snow

A midwinter storm headed to the Northeast U.S. on Friday could drop more than a foot of snow, setting up a weekend of skiing, sledding and snowmobiling in places that have been stuck with bare ground for much of the season.

The storm comes just after the 35th anniversary of the historic blizzard of 1978, which paralyzed the region with more than 2 feet of snow and hurricane force winds.
This week’s storm isn’t expected to come close, but outdoor enthusiasts who’ve been disappointed with the season so far say they’ll take what they can get.
Tom Meyers of Wachusett Mountain Ski Area in Massachusetts spent the last two days in Vermont at a conference with other ski area officials. He says everyone there is buzzing about the upcoming storm.
(Holly Ramer, Associated Press)

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