Did you know . . In 1967: Hunter became the first area in the world to feature summit to base snow making In 1980: First area to achieve 100% snow making coverage In 2006: Over 1,100 snow machines installed. Most of the snow guns are mounted on towers to insure the maximum amount of "air time" for falling snow to freeze. Hunter has enough air and water available to run half of the snow making arsenal at once under marginal snow making conditions.