January 5, 2012
Man-made snow coats a ski run but barren ground remains under a chairlift Thursday at Shawnee Peak ski area in Bridgton, Maine. Across much of the Northeast, most natural snow has either melted or been washed away by rain.
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The big snowstorms of autumn are just memories in New England, where people who make their living off winter tourism are losing income and New Hampshire primary candidates lack picturesque winterscapes for photo ops.