Ski season stalled by snow shortage

Associated Press
Skiers rest on a mountain overlooking snow-free slopes at the ski resort of Verbier, in the south-western part of Switzerland, Thursday, Dec 1, 2011.  Unusually warm, dry weather has Switzerland's ski resorts on edge, threatening the traditional start of the ski season on the first weekend of December. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

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Unusually warm, dry weather has left Europe's ski resorts facing a snow shortage.

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