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No Kidding: Research Results That Didn't Surprise Us

Source: chronicle.com Posted By: Chris B...3319 days ago

Forget those skiing Web sites that aggregate snow conditions; turn on your iPhones instead. A team of economists at Dartmouth College has discovered that ski areas report 23 percent more new snow on weekends, but, unsurprisingly, "there is no such weekend effect in government precipitation data." The lead researchers, Eric Zitzewitz and Jonathan Zinman, surmised that ski resorts with difficult terrain and near cities would benefit most from weekend skiers, so that was where reports were likely to....

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