All Weather Snowmaking
We’ve seen the “all weather snowmaking” (ex. Tenney), but I
don’t know of any US resort using it. The staff on the Mt. Ruapehu video (link below) says
the snow (crushed ice) is made in a permanent building. So, it has limited use.
But when you must have snow in a particular location and time (Killington, FIS,
Thanksgiving weekend) it would prove useful. However, I’m sure the expense
causes the majority of resorts to continue with traditional systems.