snowsports http://michiganradio.org en Michigan's ski industry is expecting a good year because of the early cold weather http://michiganradio.org/post/michigans-ski-industry-expecting-good-year-because-early-cold-weather <p>People in Michigan's ski industry are happy about the early cold weather.</p><p></p><p>Most of Michigan's ski hills are open already.</p><p></p><p>Mickey McWilliams is Executive Director of the Michigan Snow Sports Industries Association.&nbsp;&nbsp; She says ski resorts can make snow when the temperature is slightly above 28 degrees Fahrenheit.</p><p></p><p>“That's kind of the magic number,” says McWilliams, “If you look at your thermometer outside, and its 28, you know that there's snow on our slopes.”</p><p></p><p>McWilliams says most Michigan skiers do most of their skiing in-state.</p> Sat, 30 Nov 2013 21:35:00 +0000 Tracy Samilton 15487 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan's ski industry is expecting a good year because of the early cold weather