Spotty Midwestern snow a mixed bag for businesses - Article Photos 1/2

FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2013 file photo, Mason Bemiller, 17, from Northridge High School in Middlebury, Ind., snowboards through the terrain park at Swiss Valley ski area in Jones, Mich. The lack of snow in some places, and in even places with snow that are getting less than usual, illustrates the increasingly fickle nature of winter in the Midwest, where dry, mild weather is making life difficult for businesses that rely on abundant snow. (AP Photo/Kalamazoo Gazette-MLive Media Group, Mark Bugnaski) ALL LOCAL TV OUT; LOCAL TV INTERNET OUT