Snowmaking

WAMC News
12:20 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

Ski Areas Across the Region Opening Early

Several of the larger ski areas in Vermont and northern New York have opened, ahead of the  scheduled, and traditional, Thanksgiving Day weekend.

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WAMC News
5:50 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

New England Resorts Ramp up Snowmaking Abilities

Ski areas across New England have made big investments in low-energy, high-efficiency snowmaking to ensure the slopes are snow-covered earlier and longer than last season.

At this time last year, Stowe Mountain Resort had six trails open. This year the resort opened Saturday — a week earlier than in 2011 — with nearly double the number of trails, thanks to $4.7 million in snowmaking improvements.

This summer, Stowe added 325 energy-efficient snow tower guns, replaced 150 land snow guns and put in 16 fan guns.

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