Hopefully this recent cold spell will begin to help out Michigan's beleaguered winter dependent businesses. Ski hills are making snow around the clock to make up for the lack of the natural variety. Of course, snowmobilers and cross country skiers still need the snow and so do the businesses that depend on raising revenue from those winter activities. Swiss Valley here in southwest Michigan has been making snow around the clock this week. Check out some of the photos from their man-made snowstorm here.
Weather Underground has a fairly comprehensive listing of Michigan ski resorts and their current conditions if you are interested.
News of a decent sized snowstorm possible hitting Michigan this Sunday/Monday has a lot of folks who make their living from our winter weather in good spirits. You can view snowmobile trail reports at www.michiweb.com. They have a very extensive listing for conditions all across the northern lower peninsula in addition to the U.P.