Snow-makers at Jiminy loving every minute 'till I have to leave'
Kimber Francoeur and co-worker Amee McLaughlin love the outdoors. It's a good thing they do, since they spend most of the winter climbing up and down Jiminy Peak, making sure the snow guns are working and the slopes are ready for the skiers and snowboarders.
They, along with Amanda Young and Nicole Husted, are four of 18 snow-makers employed at Jiminy Peak, and the only female snow-makers on the crew.
And while it might not seem unusual for women to be toiling all night through storms and freezing temperatures to prep a whole mountain for hundreds of skiers, it is a bit unusual to have so many on one team.