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Research: Ski resorts vulnerable to climate change

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SOUTH ROYALTON, Vt. (AP) - A climate scientist says ski resorts in the New England states of Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island are not well poised to survive at the end of the century as the region sees warmer winters.

Elizabeth Burakowski, a researcher with the National Center for Atmospheric Research, says to be profitable, resorts need to open 100 days a season and during holidays and have snowmaking.

She was speaking at a symposium Thursday at Vermont Law School on the impacts of climate change on the winter sports industry.

She says Vermont resorts are less vulnerable because many are at higher elevations and have invested in new snowmaking technology.

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