Reno-Sparks businesses cashing in on clear weather

The colors of the pending sunrise can be seen over Mt. Rose and Reno on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. (KRNV/KRXI)

For local businesses, clear weather right now is like an early Christmas present.

Temperatures are perfect for Northern Nevada favorites such as casinos and ski resorts.

Ski resorts say even though it's dry, the cold temperatures at night are perfect for making snow, while the warmer temperatures during the day mean more people want to head out to the slopes.

Casino resorts are thriving because they offer a great deal of dining and entertainment options without ever having to step outside in the cold.

But of course, now is the perfect time to head out and find the perfect gift, and local small business owners say clear skies mean more people are out shopping for presents and even smaller stores are getting more foot traffic.

WATCH to learn more.

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