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Snowfall off, ski areas turn to technology

LINCOLN, N.H. — Just a few inches of snow had fallen in central New Hampshire, but a week after Halloween, skiers were schussing down the slopes of Loon Mountain Resort.

This year’s season brought the earliest top-to-bottom opening ever for Loon Mountain, aided by technological advances that have allowed ski resorts to make snow faster, more efficiently, and at higher temperatures.

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