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Selfies: It’s starting to look a lot like ski season at Sunlight

Sunlight Mountain Resort on Nov. 18 started making snow and prepping for the upcoming season.

In order for the snowmaking process to begin, the temperature had to drop low enough to cool the ground layer so the snow would stick — 26 degrees is the desired temperature. Weather — including humidity, temperature and wind — plays a key role in making snow.

Making snow is an important step in assuring the mountain will be open in time for the season. The man-made snow is generally more dense than regular snow and is used in the high-traffic areas at the base of the mountain. Early season snowmaking ensures the conditions hold up during warm weather and can lengthen the season in the spring.

There are three main ingredients to making snow — water, air and a hardworking crew that often will work 24/7 until the mountain is open.


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