This Nov. 15, 2012 photo shows Norm White at the controls of the sophisticated snow-making system at the Stowe resort in Stowe, Vt. The ground might be bare, but ski areas across the Northeast are ... more 
This Nov. 15, 2012 photo shows Norm White at the controls of the sophisticated snow-making system at the Stowe resort in Stowe, Vt. The ground might be bare, but ski areas across the Northeast are making big investments in high-efficiency snowmaking so they can open more terrain earlier and longer. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Toby Talbot
Mon, Nov 19, 2012 1:54 PM EST