Ski Areas Are Bullish On Upcoming Season

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Approximately 80 percent of the skiers who take to the slopes at Vermont’s alpine areas come from out of state. Ski industry officials say they expect them to keep coming this winter, despite the economy. 

We talk with Parker Riehle, president of the Vermont Ski Areas Association about the health of the industry in Vermont and expectations for the coming season.  We also hear from officials at Mad River Glen and Mount Snow.

Tell us whether you’ve changed your skiing habits due to the economy, and how you think the industry is serving its customers. Post your comments below or email

Also, as school budgets get tighter each year, every expense is placed under the microscope, including the cost of new textbooks. St. Johnsbury school superintendent Nicole Saginor explains why her school, like many in the
state, has been phasing out its reliance on printed textbooks. And what
alternatives they’re using.

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