New England’s elusive ski season cut short
Warmth compounds woes at resorts around region
With goggle tans and bare torsos on display at ski areas around New England, resorts that got a late start because of unusually mild weather are facing an early end to the season because of sweltering temperatures in March. Temperatures that soared into the 80s this week are wreaking havoc on spring skiing. A few days ago, half the trails in Vermont and New Hampshire were open; now only about quarter remain. This time last year, 85 percent of trails were skiable.