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.

Ski lift sale on Superbowl Sunday

To entice people to ski instead of watch the Superbowl this Sunday, Liftopia, a Web site that sells discounted ski lift tickets, is offering...