Man-made snow coats a ski slope, but barren ground remains Thursday under a chairlift at Shawnee Peak ski resort in Bridgton, Maine. A dearth of snow in many regions nationwide is costing various businesses millions of dollars. (Associated Press)

Man-made snow coats a ski slope, but barren ground remains Thursday under a chairlift at Shawnee Peak ski resort in Bridgton, Maine. A dearth of snow in many regions nationwide is costing various businesses millions of dollars. (Associated Press)