If you’ve been skiing or snowboarding in Colorado, there’s a good chance you’ve taken advantage of manmade snow. Helping slopes become less dependent on the weather to stay open, manmade snow is used to lengthen seasons around the state, making ski trips more fun for everyone. As you can imagine a lot of water goes into the process, at a rate of roughly 135,000 gallons per foot of snow on an acre. Here’s how Chapman Hill in Durango makes sure their 7 acres of skiable terrain stays covered at a lower altitude.

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