More than most, local ski resorts are coming to rue that old adage: if you don’t like the weather in New England, wait five minutes.
After experiencing ideal conditions that allowed many New England resorts to open early this ski season, operators are looking at a nightmare scenario: a wide band of rain and sleet that could wash away much of the natural and artificial bounty covering their slopes just as families pack their bags and boots and plan to head north for the holiday break.
“It’s going to rain everywhere,” lamented avid skier and New England Cable News meteorologist Tim Kelley. “It just happens to be three or four of the busiest days for the resorts.” Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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