Snowmaking

November 30, 2013--Telluride moves to future with new snowmaking infrastructure, technology (Watch Newspapers)

In a perfect world, all 280 acres of terrain at the Telluride Ski Resort with access to manmade snow would be open by Christmas.


September 8, 2013--Taking on water (Grand Junction Sentinel)

Legislation recognizing the water laws of Colorado and other western states could discourage federal efforts to claim water, said U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo. Tipton will introduce legislation aimed at codifying western water law to deter federal pre-emption of water rights, he said.


December 27, 2011--Hopis lose snowmaking lawsuit in Ariz. (Durango Herald)

The Hopi Tribe has lost a round in court in its bid to stop Flagstaff from selling treated sewage water to Arizona Snowbowl. The Arizona Daily Sunreports Coconino County Superior Court Judge Joe Lodge ruled in favor of the city last week. It’s not clear if the Hopis will appeal the decision.


October 9, 2009--California and Colorado ski resorts in a snow daze (Los Angeles Times)

Southern California skiers are gearing up for an early season, with snow-making going on a full month before usual at Mountain High, thanks to an unusual October cold spell. Big Bear and Mammoth are biding their time, waiting for the real stuff as cold weather lingers and new storms approach. Meanwhile, at least one Northern California resort, Boreal, is planning to open this weekend.


May 31, 2009--Town council calls up Telski water decision (Telluride Daily Planet)

The Telluride Ski and Golf Company wants to create a bigger and better snowmaking system — one that will allow it to open more terrain earlier in the season.

January 17, 2007--Clinton reservoir (Leadville Chronicle)

If you've ever wondered who drinks the water from Clinton Reservoir, you might be surprised to discover that none of the water heads south to Lake County. Nearly all of it goes to municipalities in Summit County or to make resort-quality snow.


December 12, 2007--Ariz. Indian tribes fight wastewater snowmaking (Rocky Mountain News)

A federal appeals court heard arguments Tuesday from lawyers for an Arizona ski resort and Indian tribes battling over the resort's plan to make snow using reclaimed wastewater at the Arizona Snowbowl resort north of Flagstaff. The panel was acting on a lawsuit filed by American Indian tribes who consider the San Francisco Peaks sacred.


February 2, 2007--Resort Awaits Court Ruling on Snowmaking (Rocky Mountain News)

For the third time in four years, the Arizona Snowbowl north of Flagstaff opened late because of a lack of snow cover. Some people insist that the 68-year-old ski resort needs artificial snowmaking equipment, which would have allowed the facility to open on the first week of December.


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