Midday Market Minute: Ski Resorts Hoping for Lift from Nemo

Snow began to fall around the Northeast on Friday at the start of what's predicted to be a massive, possibly historic blizzard, a storm called Nemo poised to dump up to 3 feet of snow from New York City to Boston and beyond. And ski resorts are hoping for a turnaround in a disappointing season.

Ski Resorts Benefit From 'Backyard Syndrome'

Crunch time for ski resorts is much easier this year thanks to the back-to-back winter storms that have pounded the East Coast. In industry lingo, it's called the "Backyard Syndrome," which means that if people see snow around their homes, they are overtaken by a desire to ski or snowboard.

Great places to ski for $50 or less

One thing that keeps me away from snow skiing, other than being lousy at it, is the high cost. Factor in the cost of renting skis, boots, poles and a...