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How Small Ski Hills Survive In The Adirondacks

Jeremy Davis, author of Lost Ski Areas of the Northern Adirondacks enjoying the slopes at the town ski area in Newcomb, N.Y. (David Sommerstein, NCPR)
Jeremy Davis, author of Lost Ski Areas of the Northern Adirondacks enjoying the slopes at the town ski area in Newcomb, N.Y. (David Sommerstein, NCPR)

All the snow in the Northeast is making travel tough, but skiers are excited. The region used to be dotted with small mom and pop ski hills. A far cry from modern resorts, these were the places where families could learn to ski for cheap.

According to the New England Lost Ski Area Project, more than 700 of those neighborhood slopes have disappeared. But some are still hanging on.

From the Here & Now Contributors Network, David Sommerstein of North Country Public Radio visited one in the Adirondack mountains of Upstate New York.

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