Snow Science: How Mountains Make Snow

12th August 2016 | Tim Shisler

In the Utah backcountry mountains help to create their own snow. - ©Tim Roberts

In the Utah backcountry mountains help to create their own snow.

Copyright: Tim Roberts

It's bound to happen at some point this season. After a long day of skiing six inches of powder at your favorite resort, a friend calls from a nearby resort and brags about their epic powder day. You're tempted to call them out on it, but could they be telling the truth?

In our third episode of Snow Science, Meteorologist Joel Gratz explains why your friend might not be crazy and how mountains actually create snow.

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