Record warm weather hurting local ski businesses


>>THE SANDIA MOUNTAINS BEHIND ME FOR BRO AND THERE IS NO SIGNIFICANT NATURAL SNOW UP THERE RIGHT NOW. IT IS HAVING A HUGE IMPACT FOR ALL AREAS OF NEW MEXICO, ESPECIALLY SMALL BUSINESSES. THERE’S PRETTY MUCH ONLY ONE THING YOU’RE GOING TO HEAR OUT OF SKIERS AND SNOWBOARDERS MOUTH’S RIGHT NOW.>>PRAY FOR THREATS ABOUT IT.>>THIS IS WHY THESE SKI CAMS SHOW OUR SKI AREAS ARE STARVED FOR FRESHIES. BUT YOU CAN’T JUST BLAME THE RECORD-DRY WEATHER FOR THE LACK OF SNOW WE’RE WRAPPING UP AN INCREDIBLY WARM NOVEMBER. IT’S THE WARMEST NOVEMBER BY A LANDSLIDE. CHECK OUT THE TOP 5 WARMEST NOVEMBERS ON RECORD GOING BACK 125 YEARS. WE ARE SMASHIN THAT 108 YOUR RECORD BY NEARLY TWO DEGREES. THAT WARMTH MAKES IT HARDER FOR SKI AREAS TO EVEN MAKE SNOW. PUSHING BACK OPENING DATES WHICH EVENTUALLY TRICKLES DOWN TO BUSINESSES LIKE SPORT SYSTEMS, INC. HERE IN ALBUQUERQUE.>>DEFINITELY KIND OF PUTTING A DAMPER ON PEOPLES SPIRITS THAT ARE TRYING TO PLAN THEIR HOLIDAY VACATIONS.>>THAT’S NOT GOOD FOR A SMALL BUSINESSES WHO’S BUSINESS MODEL IS SNOW EQUALS SALES.>>THE WINTER HOLIDAY SKI SEASON, RENTAL SEASON, IS WHERE WE DO THE BULK OF OUR BUSINESS.>>WHICH IS WHY ADAM HAS ONE REQUEST FOR MOTHER NATURE.>>START SNOWING.>>THERE IS A SILVER LINING IN ALL OF THIS. IF YOU GO BACK TO 2009, IT WAS A SIMILAR SITUATION.

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