This Nov. 15, 2012 photo shows snow guns making fresh snow at 

This Nov. 15, 2012 photo shows snow guns making fresh snow 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)
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This Nov. 15, 2012 photo shows snow guns making fresh snow 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)
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