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Ski time

Whipping up a winter wonderland

Ski areas take advantage of chilly, dry weather

Maple Ski Ridge workers Mike Campione of Voorheesville, left, and Max Greppo of Princetown, check the accumulation of snow from one of 4  snow machines at the ski area in Rotterdam, while taking advantage of an early cold spell Tuesday.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
Maple Ski Ridge workers Mike Campione of Voorheesville, left, and Max Greppo of Princetown, check the accumulation of snow from one of 4 snow machines at the ski area in Rotterdam, while taking advantage of an early cold spell Tuesday.
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Sometimes Mother Nature lends a helping hand — even if it’s a cold one. With temperatures and humidity bottoming out this week, area ski resorts are making snow around the clock in hope of getting an early jump on the season this year. Though ski season typically opens after Thanksgiving, some areas are tentatively expecting to have some runs open by next week or maybe even earlier. Mountain temperatures were expected to dip down into ...

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