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May 26, 2016 2:42 PM

NH lawmakers approve bill that would end free skiing for Granite State seniors

The Associated Press

CONCORD (AP) — New Hampshire seniors may have to start paying to ski during the week after more than 40 years of free time on the slopes at the state-owned Cannon Mountain Ski Area.

The Caledonian Record reports that a committee of Senate and House lawmakers debating Senate Bill 441 on Wednesday agreed to charge seniors 65 and older for midweek skiing.

The amended bill would charge $5 for a midweek ticket with $5 increases annually until the lift ticket is one-third the standard price.

It must still go to a final floor vote by both houses next Wednesday.

Seniors have skied for free midweek since 1973, but still have had to pay to use the ski lifts on weekends and holidays.

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