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[snoh-mey-king] /ˈsnoʊˌmeɪ kɪŋ/
the creation of artificial snow at ski areas.
Origin of snowmaking
1950-55; snow + making Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • As soon as the temperature dips, snowmaking equipment is fired up.
  • Crippled by snow drought, resorts bank on snowmaking, more cold.
  • The resort offers nine trails and four lifts, including two quads, and snowmaking coverage on all of the slopes.
  • The ski area is also upgrading its snowmaking equipment and increasing its fleet of snowcats.
  • Thanks to its snowmaking capabilities, it is usually the first resort to open for the season.
  • Ski area employees tend to have high injury rates and snowmaking is one of the high risk operations.
  • snowmaking and snow-grooming takes place in the pre-dawn hours.
  • Powerful snowmaking systems, high-speed lifts and state-of-the-art grooming enhance alpine, nordic and telemark experiences.
  • Upgrades include improvement of ski runs, additional snowmaking machines and improved physical features of the lodge.

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