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Promising Minn. Ski Season Stalled in Cold Winter

Updated: 03/16/2014 7:27 PM
Created: 03/16/2014 7:00 PM WDIO.com

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota's winter season delivered plenty of snow, but it also brought frigid temperatures that kept skiers and snowboarders from enjoying all the powder.

A Minneapolis Star Tribune report (http://strib.mn/1gDhRSA ) says outdoors officials initially thought 2014 was shaping up to be a record-setting year. Instead they say it's been disappointingly average.

Luci Botzek of the Minnesota Ski Areas Association says this year's cold was unusually long and severe. She says that became a burden on ski areas.

Resorts including Lutsen Mountains and Spirit Mountain say revenues were down about 20 percent on bitter-cold days.

Resorts in the Midwest have the advantage of being easily accessible to school-aged kids. Botzek says while snow days at school usually mean plenty of business on the slopes, this season's snow days were uncomfortably cold.

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Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com

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