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 Post subject: Ski Resort
PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 2:28 am 
i use to work at a ski resort and i pretty much did it all there
but my FAVORITE job was being a 3rd shift snow maker .
one night i decided to take my camera out and snap some photos while i was working . i will be going back out there this winter to take more pics with my NEW camera too


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this is a summer time view of the Mississippi River , i cant wait to get my new camera and take this photo again at sunset.
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Nice photos - and it will be really cool to see the same shots taken with your new camera as a comparison...

I've always wondered about those snow machines - what do they use to make the snow, and how often do you need to 'refuel' one?!

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Plain water, Gordon, plain water :shock:

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 3:26 pm 
we have 5 very powerful motors in the pump house and my first year making snow we blew 60,000,000 gallons of Mississippi water onto the hillside
all the snow guns are electric

and i always enjoyed going up black diamond runs on a 4-wheeler . talk about dangerous HAHAHA


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Hmmm, interesting! Are the machines fed constantly with a water pipe, or filled like a tank? I ask, as the ones down here appear to be free-standing...

How much power do the machines use?

Maybe there should be a website reviewing these things!

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2007 1:31 am 
hahah no , there is no tank

for us at Chestnut Mountain Ski Resort

we had miles and miles of water pipes underground that fed each of the 60 Pole Cats (brand name of them)
and the 15 moveable snow guns

at full capacity we can blow a small whale of a pile in matter of an hour
i LOVED making snow here are a few more pics of the snowmaking

here i am 1/2 dressed and then fully dressed , already to make snow in sub-zero temps
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there is still ice on my jacket after 90 minutes of being inside . i had days where my chin was a solid peice of ice
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here is the layout of the place
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here is the Machine i was able to drive
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here is the bottom of the ALPINE SLIDE , its a summer activity , I HATE putting it together each piece was like 400 pounds
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Cool thanks!

I'm now guessing there's underwater pipes feeding our machines too!

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 5:07 am 
yep , most likely.
i worked at a ski resort for 4 years , nevcer once did i ski or snowboard hahhah
i used 4-wheelers and other heavy machinery to go up and down the hills on


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