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Points North: Winter recreation on a warming planet

A skier weaves in between trees at Mount Bohemia in the Keweenaw Peninsula. During a normal winter, 'Boho' can get upwards of 300" of fresh snow. But due to a lack of snow this year, the resort finally just opened this week – its latest opening ever.
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A skier weaves in between trees at Mount Bohemia in the Keweenaw Peninsula. During a normal winter, 'Boho' can get upwards of 300" of fresh snow. But due to a lack of snow this year, the resort finally just opened this week – its latest opening ever.";

Warmer winter temperatures are causing snow totals in many areas around the Great Lakes to drop dramatically. Scientists say a warmer climate means cold and snowy winters will likely become more and more unreliable.

That leaves snow enthusiasts and businesses that depend on the snow, scrambling to try to adapt.

  

Plus, winter is one season when northern Michigan is free of insects, right? Wrong. Hear about an exception you can find if you really look closely.

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