Ski Resorts Benefit From 'Backyard Syndrome'

Crunch time for ski resorts over the next few weeks is much easier this year, thanks to the unprecedented back-to-back severe winter storms that have pounded the East Coast. In industry lingo it's called the "Backyard Syndrome," which means that if people see snow around their homes, they are overtaken by a desire to ski or snowboard. Operators say that people typically avoid the slopes when they don't see snow.


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