New Hampshire ski areas report good season |

New Hampshire ski areas report good season

A snow boarder begins to sink as he tries to skim across a pond during the spring ritual at Pat's Peak ski area in Henniker, N.H., Saturday, March 21, 2009. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

MANCHESTER, N.H ” New Hampshire’s ski areas think they’ve reached a near-record season because of plentiful snow and visitors.

The New Hampshire Union Leader reports most ski areas were off only 1 to 5 percent from the previous year, which set a record for revenues.

The final numbers haven’t been tabulated yet. Tai Freligh, communications manager for the New Hampshire Division of Travel and Tourism Development, said more than 6 million visitors were expected to spend almost $900 million during the winter season.

Concord reported 89.2 inches of snow so far this winter, compared to last year’s 119.5 inches. That was the second largest snowfall on record, and off the average of 64.1 inches.

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