skiing http://wrvo.org en Winter tourism industry has hot season, even with bitter cold http://wrvo.org/post/winter-tourism-industry-has-hot-season-even-bitter-cold <p></p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 10:44:14 +0000 Gino Geruntino 53558 at http://wrvo.org Winter tourism industry has hot season, even with bitter cold Ski season gets underway http://wrvo.org/post/ski-season-gets-underway <p></p><p>The winter sports season is underway in the north country. Thanks to the pre-Thanksgiving snowstorm, some skiers in Jefferson County got an early start this year.&nbsp;</p><p>A snowboarder twists and slides to a stop at Dry Hill Ski Area in Watertown. He unclips his boots and dashes into the clubhouse to warm up.</p><p>Josh Askins and a friend cozy up to the big stone fire pit.&nbsp; “We were snowboarding, then we came inside to sit next to the fire. It smells really nice,” he says.</p><p>Askins teaches snowboarding lessons here.</p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 01:12:41 +0000 Joanna Richards 48318 at http://wrvo.org Ski season gets underway Rain and warm temps keep area ski resorts closed http://wrvo.org/post/rain-and-warm-temps-keep-area-ski-resorts-closed <p>Last night's rainfall was not a welcome sound for Peter Harris, owner of Song Mountain in Tully. Tue, 18 Dec 2012 18:32:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 30709 at http://wrvo.org