By Griffen Smith
of the Pathfinder 

Lack of snow hurts town economy


January 11, 2024

Griffen Smith, Pathfinder

Ice fishermen sit out on Salmon Lake on Jan. 5.

Jack Frost went missing this December, and local Seeley Lake businesses said the lack of snow has hurt the town's winter sports economy, although there might be relief in sight.

The Clearwater, Swan and Blackfoot Valleys are all experiencing record-low snowpacks, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. That could change this week, however, as several storms and arctic air will move into the region.

Snowmobiling rentals and cross country skiing have been severely limited.

And with fewer people visiting Seeley Lake for winter sports, there is less money going into the local restau...

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