Cool video from Hunter Mtn on Snowmaking. Here in the Catskills and much of the east coast its not about natural snow. Its more about cold temps to make it possible to make snow.
The Catskill's have a long history of snowmaking. On the other side of the Catskills, Grossinger's started the first commercial snow making in the United States. That was the hill that closed at noon since Jennie Grossinger thought skiers should eat a good lunch. Essen! From the New England Ski Museum:
1952 "The first major commercial snow-making installation was undertaken at Grossinger's in New York State in 1952 and directed by engineers of the Tey Mfg. Co. (now The Sky-Worker Corp.) of Milford, Conn., which owns Wayne M. Pierce, Jr's patent on the process....Artificial snow, says the Grossinger management, "is no longer a luxury, but an absolute necessity for our winter operation"" (Shyke, p. 33).
"During subsequent winters the development program continued in the problems of nozzle and system design. Additional installations were made, one of the most successful being the installation at Grossinger's Hotel near Liberty, New York" (Walsh, p. 53).
Ess gezunterhait and then ski in the afternoon.