Vermont: Snow, and silver lining to economic crisis

Jim Roettger stands at the top of the Super Bravo lift at Vermont’s Sugarbush on Saturday, his beard reflecting conditions as the 2008-09 ski season starts. The slowing national economy could benefit the state’s 17 alpine resorts, if more East Coast residents spend winter vacations closer to home, rather than at more expensive slopes in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming, The Burlington Free Press says today. Photo by Mark Gould, Free Press, via Newseum.

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