Unseasonably warm weather contributing to industry-wide woes
This week's unseasonably warm weather may be welcome for those counting the days until beach season, but if you're the owner of the Spring Mountain ski area, it's bad news. Owner Rick Buckman told KYW Newsradio this week that his staff has been working around the clock just to keep half the facility's trails open. Buckman's difficulties are typical of the $6 billion ski resort industry, which is trying to rebound from its worst season in two decades due to unusually warm weather and low snowfall totals. The National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration (NOAA) said Tuesday that 2012 was the warmest year on record in the 48 contiguous United States, with a record warm spring, the second warmest summer, the fourth warmest winter and a warmer…
This week, Frugal Family scoured our sources to come up with great deals on a wide variety of purchases, from sports camps, to dining out, baby supplies, play sets and even the movies.
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Wednesday, February 9, 2011
We're all watching our family budgets these days. Whether shopping with coupons or looking for two-for-one deals, we're taking advantage of all sorts of offers and savings that help us stretch our dollars. This column will be dedicated to giving you five great local deals each week that will help your family’s bottom line, and since we do the scouting for you, you can save time, as well as money. You are a big part of this column. Let us hear about the deals you've seen. Just add them to our comment box. Then, come back each week and see what we've uncovered together. 1. SPRING MOUNTAIN SKI AREA http://springmountainadventures.com/kidsafterschool.php Deal: Discount packages for kids to ski after school Good through: March 1 2. JB DAWSON’…