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Covid shutdowns bring new popularity to old winter pastime

Clip: 01/23/2021 | 1m 51s | Video has closed captioning.

After months of shutdowns and restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic, some ski resorts are cautiously reopening in the U.S. and Europe. But not in France. Worried about outbreaks, French ski resorts can’t use their chair lifts or open their chalets. But the shutdowns are spurring demand for a much slower snow sport: snowshoeing. And one French company is stepping up production to meet demand.

Aired: 01/23/21

Rating: NR

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