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It's that time of year when ski resorts crank up snowmaking machines to bolster Mother Nature's powder delivery. Some resorts depend on man-made snow more than others. As part of Connecting the Drops-- our radio series on Colorado water issues in partnership with Rocky Mountain Community Radio stations-- we explore the snowmaking process and its importance now and into the future.

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Pair Sound with Sight 

Snowmaking manager Harry Lynk stands next to the snow gun on Aspen Mountain.
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Skiers at Snowmass enjoying the benefits of snowmaking.
 Crews on Aspen Mountain use about 400,000 gallons of water per season to make snow.

Take the Next Step: Read & Get Involved

The Colorado Foundation for Water Education wants to help you speak fluent water. Check out the following: 

Connecting the Drops Partners

Connecting the Drops is a radio collaboration between Water Education Colorado and Colorado Community Radio Stations KGNU, KDNK and KRCC.


 Support for 2017 programming comes from CoBank

1750 Humboldt Street, Suite 200
Denver, CO 80218