Warm Temperatures Affect Ski Resorts
No snow means no skiing at resorts across the region
The warm temperatures have affected downhill skiing this year.
There is only a trace of snow at Mont du Lac resort in Superior, which usually offers about two weeks of skiing by this point in November.
A lack of snowfall can sometimes be overcome by creating artificial snow, but this year’s warm temperatures have made that impossible.
“All of the reasons in winter that people come out to a resort and do an outdoor winter activity, we’re not able to do them because we don’t have the draw until mother nature co-operates a little bit,” says Mike O’Hara, manager of Mont du Lac resort.
In the meantime, Mont du Lac and other ski resorts have taken a big loss in business, which will continue until snow can be created.