Ski Snowstar in Andalusia, IL boasts a base of 36" to more than 60", and they're making snow on top of what they already have. Many of the state's smaller areas - quite good for beginners and families looking for a day on the snow - have been passed over for larger, more heavily publicized areas. What many local skiers and riders already know is that these smaller areas are much less crowded. Let's see if the secret holds throughout the season.