Recreation: Where It Never Snowed Before

Happily schussing through snow these days are a lot of skiers who have never seen the stuff falling out of the sky. It is all because of man-made snow, which is drifting down on mountain slopes far south of the Mason-Dixon line-in Tennessee and New Mexico, in North Carolina and most lately in Missouri. Deep in the Ozarks, a resort called (with some fanfare) TanTarA has a ski lodge, complete with a 1,700-ft. T-bar and four rope tows, only 175 miles from St. Louis and 160 miles from Kansas City.

Strapped Skis. Skiing,...

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