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Snow-makers at Jiminy loving every minute 'till I have to leave'

20191228-124521-WomenMakingSnow2-T5_81587 Snow-makers at Jiminy Peak in Hancock - Amee McLaughlin, left, and Kimber Francoeur, right, among them - grow close over the season, akin to family, the women say. "I didn't even know it was a job until I started working here," McLaughlin said of snow-making. SCOTT STAFFORD - THE BERKSHIRE EAGLE

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.

 Read the full story at BerkshireEagle.com

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