A Second Bretton Woods Conference

By December 28, 2008Energy

The economy is put again on firm footing…or at least packed snow. From the Manchester Union-Leader, “A perfect storm seen for ski vacation week“:

At the Mount Washington Resort at Bretton Woods, tourists waited on the golf course for their turn behind teams of sled dogs.

More than 50 sled dogs were lined up in hitches of eight, apparently eager to take to the fields of snow.

Across the street at Bretton Woods ski area, snowboarders and skiers were enjoying frozen granular and packed powder on more than 70 of the resort’s 101 trails. Rain on Christmas Eve and subsequent cold temperatures made for a harder surface, but little of the depth was lost in most locations.

The entire 100-kilometer trail network at the Bretton Woods Nordic Center was open yesterday.

Global climate change to thank? Perhaps, but it’s more likely that low gas prices are providing the big push for the economy:

Gas is about $1.70 a gallon in Central New Hampshire, compared with about $4 a gallon during the last major holiday period, the Fourth of July.

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