Recreation: The Snows of Spring

The rustle of spring to a growing horde of enthusiasts is the sound of skis knifing through good corn snow. Spring skiing is the latest—and many say the greatest—form of snow fun, and it is bringing out a new breed of bum and bunny in Europe and the U.S.

At Mammoth Mountain, for instance, 11,034 ft. up in the Sierras and about 300 miles north of Los Angeles, 1,500 to 3,000 men, women and children will be schussing their weekends away at least until the Fourth of July (last year the skiing lasted well...

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