RESORTS: No-Snow Ski Season

In Utah's Wasatch Mountains, ho tel owners riffling through sheafs of canceled reservations look out on tawny brown slopes and frustratingly blue skies. President Ford, vacationing in Vail, Colo., spends a few hours a day slaloming between exposed patches of grass and rocks, then quits to sit by the fire, going over official documents. At Idaho's Sun Valley, only limited skiing is available, so more guests than usual while away their time trapshooting, riding horses and trading volleys on the tennis courts. In Northern California's Heavenly Valley, San Francisco secretary Lani...

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