Snowbowl's snowmaking case went in front of 11 judges of the U.S. Court of Appeals Dec. 11. "The judges posed very pointed and specific questions to both sides," said J.R. Murray, Snowbowl general manager. Murray also reported that Cate Stetson, Snowbowl's attorney, made a strong presentation regarding the safety of using reclaimed water for snowmaking. "Skiers have been very patient and loyal," said Murray. "They deserve better facilities and a better skiing experience, like at other ski areas located on public land." Snowbowl may not have its answer for several months as the court works on its opinion.