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Snow Science: The Business of Snowmaking

12th August 2016 | Tim Shisler

Snowmaking aims to help Sugar Bowl open 1,500 vertical for opening day in 2015.

Snowmaking aims to help Sugar Bowl open 1,500 vertical for opening day in 2015.

Copyright: Sugar Bowl Resort

Ever wonder how much it costs to cover an acre with artificial snow? How about why some resorts have more snow guns than others? The business of snowmaking is messy and, unless six key factors are met, a wild failure. So how does it all work? We sent meteorologist Joel Gratz to find out. He didn't disappoint. Enjoy.

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