New York Ski Areas Turn to Wind Power

The non-traditional turbine at Hunter Mountain in the Catskills

Mike Melita/WMHT

Snowmaking keeps ski areas' trails open even when Mother Nature doesn't cooperate, but the high energy costs associated with it have operators looking at alternatives.

WXXI Innovation Trail reporter Dan Bazile explains how harnessing the wind could be the ticket to financial stability for these popular winter sports venues.

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