"There are lots of people that look for a more personal experience," Moretz said. "The conglomerates do a good job, but there is absolutely no replacement for pride of ownership."
Ski industry skews big, so smaller resorts tout authenticity →
But Brad Moretz, general manager of Appalachian Ski Mountain in the northwest corner of North Carolina, says the colder weather hasn't brought much snow.
Warmer weather may be the new normal →