So that’s their secret

Cloud seeding? We don't need no stinking cloud seeding...Wolf Creek 4/09

Cloud seeding? We don't need no stinking cloud seeding...Wolf Creek 4/09

In the course of checking out other blog sites while gathering material for this site I’ve come across some interesting articles. For instance, for years my friends and I have always wondered what deal Vail cut with the devil in order to get significantly more snow than their neighbors on a regular basis. Some claim it is the geographical setup of the Gore Range, others go with inflated snow reports and we all have heard the rumors of cloud seeding. Well those rumors are true and now Winter Park is joining the seeding club as this article from ESPN documents. Lots of interesting links in this piece – for a good in depth look at the history and science behind  cloud seeding in Colorado check out this article from the New York Times from 2003. My favorite line in the piece is this quote from Mr. Barry of Denver Water  ”It’s better than rain dancing,” he said. ”I’m pretty sure about that.” Could that be why Vail averages 350″ per year while Copper Mountain just on the other side of Vail Pass averages 284″ – only Mother Nature knows for sure…



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