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Sugarloaf mountain in Carrabasset Valley, Maine, is seen on Dec. 28, 2010. (Pat Wellenbach/AP)MoreCloseclosemore
Sugarloaf mountain in Carrabasset Valley, Maine, is seen on Dec. 28, 2010. (Pat Wellenbach/AP)

For the first time in decades, the length of the New England ski season is shrinking. As climate change curtails winter's length, an industry transformation is under way.

As Fred Bever of Maine Public reports, experts say most ski mountains in southern New England could be out of business in 25 years, unless they diversify their offerings. But ski areas in northern New England could benefit.

This story comes via the New England News Collaborative.

This segment aired on March 20, 2017.

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