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Ski resort turns sewage into snow
MSN Money ^ | 2/1/13 | Bruce Kennedy

Posted on 02/01/2013 1:00:36 PM PST by illiac

Unpredictable snowfall patterns and drought are prompting the multibillion-dollar industry to consider cost-effective alternatives.

After a dismal start to the season for the second straight year, Colorado's ski resorts are finally getting the snow they depend on. Colorado Ski Country USA reported total skier visits at its 21 member resorts dropped 11.5% during the first period of the ski season, which ranges from opening day through New Year's Eve.

The marketing research firm IBISWorld reports that while the economic recovery is expected to bring more people to the nation's slopes, climate change is straining operations at many resorts. When natural snowfall can't be relied on, resorts resort to making their own snow. But man-made snow has its own challenges.

Environmental Research Web says about 30% of the water used in snow production is lost to evaporation -- and that the process puts additional stress on water supplies and ecosystems in areas that have only limited water resources.

(Excerpt) Read more at t.money.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Humor; Outdoors; Sports
KEYWORDS: humor; outdoors; snowski
Don't eat the yellow snow....
1 posted on 02/01/2013 1:00:45 PM PST by illiac
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To: illiac
"...climate change is straining operations at many resorts..."

Any writer who attributes anything to 'climate change' is a moron and you don't need to read any further

2 posted on 02/01/2013 1:03:00 PM PST by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: illiac

Yellow if you are LUCKY


3 posted on 02/01/2013 1:03:45 PM PST by freedomlover
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To: illiac
"Local Native American groups consider the mountain sacred and unsuccessfully fought in court to halt what they consider a desecration."

One man's meat is another man's poison.

4 posted on 02/01/2013 1:05:21 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: freedomlover
If it's yellow,
It's mellow.

If it's brown,
Don't fall down.

5 posted on 02/01/2013 1:14:14 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Mr. K

Whatever you do, don’t believe what you see happening...


6 posted on 02/01/2013 1:16:38 PM PST by stuartcr ("I upraded my moral compass to a GPS, to keep up with the times.")
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To: billorites

This is true. The Indians never went to the bathroom outdoors. They always waited until they got home and then they used the downstairs bathroom.


7 posted on 02/01/2013 1:18:55 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: illiac

I must be getting old, I remember when it was weather that was a problem for ski resorts, not “climate change”>


8 posted on 02/01/2013 1:36:42 PM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: illiac

Is this what mean when they say brown sludge?


9 posted on 02/01/2013 1:37:42 PM PST by knife6375 (US Navy Veteran)
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To: knife6375

I can remember when they used brown sludge to fertilize baseball fields when I was young....no one wanted to play on those ball fields.....


10 posted on 02/01/2013 1:39:37 PM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: knife6375

>>Is this what mean when they say brown sludge?

No. Sludge is what you get after extracting most of the water from sewage. The water they are using for snow (and to irrigate most commercial properties and golf courses in my part of the country) is the water that is extracted and then treated. We used to dump that water into the river, but environmentalists said that it harmed the rivers, so we started putting it on grass. Now they say that it harms grass. People need to just stop peeing and pooping.

I wonder what environmentalists do when they #2?? Do they store it in a bag in the kitchen? Do they eat it? Do they carefully separate it from the toilet paper and dry the TP for reuse?

Or do they just flush like the rest of us? Hypocrites!


11 posted on 02/01/2013 1:52:14 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: illiac

Killington ski area in Vermont, proposed using treated sewage water for snow making in the 90s. It was criticized in the local press with the tagline: “Where the affluent meet the effluent”


12 posted on 02/01/2013 1:53:50 PM PST by BansheeBill
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To: BansheeBill

LOL!


13 posted on 02/01/2013 1:54:49 PM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: illiac

Makes you wonder how they created the moguls.


14 posted on 02/01/2013 2:46:22 PM PST by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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To: Bryanw92
"I wonder what environmentalists do when they #2??"

I thought it was Tofu.

15 posted on 02/01/2013 2:54:28 PM PST by Average Al
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To: illiac
Here. More like thin sheets of man-made ice than snow on those runs. The drought forecast looks like last year all over again, only better.

Have fun. Enjoy the slide.






Shouldn't have robbed that old rancher of all of his cattle and other possessions under pretense of animal worship.


16 posted on 02/01/2013 3:48:50 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: illiac

“climate change is straining operations at many resorts.”

New Headline:

MSN Money turns sewage into science.


17 posted on 02/01/2013 7:12:56 PM PST by Chad N. Freud
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To: stuartcr

um...huh?

I had another foot of glo-bull warming to shovel out of my driveway this morning,... what are you seeing?


18 posted on 02/01/2013 8:45:10 PM PST by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: Mr. K

extremes where there didn’t used to be...unusually cold in one place usually means unusually hot in others.


19 posted on 02/03/2013 9:12:11 AM PST by stuartcr ("I upraded my moral compass to a GPS, to keep up with the times.")
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To: BansheeBill
Killington ski area in Vermont, proposed using treated sewage water for snow making in the 90s. It was criticized in the local press with the tagline: “Where the affluent meet the effluent”

Thee town wanted to secede from VT and join NH as well because of tax issues.

Didn't happen though

20 posted on 02/03/2013 1:26:41 PM PST by Cowman (How can the IRS seize property without a warrant if the 4th amendment still stands?)
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To: stuartcr
that's called WEATHER

it changes - and it changes differently than it changed last time, except when it doesn't.

Look, I'll give you some basic science- since you are ignoring the PROVEN LIES of the people primarily responsible for this fraud...

Look up something called “significant digits” - It means you cant measure down to thousands of an inch, if all you have is a yardstick.

And you cant measure a half a degree of average tempurature rise if all you have is tree rings over centuries... And that is the whole basis of gloBULL warming propagandists a half a degree rise over a centuryexcept that the earth got cooler over the last 20 years so now they changed the name from 'global warming' to 'climate change' (so no matter which way the temperature goes they claim they were right.)

21 posted on 02/03/2013 8:26:31 PM PST by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: Mr. K

I won’t be around in 50 yrs or so, but maybe I’ll be able to check on this with you somehow. I think in 75-100yrs, we will find out that a lot of them weren’t lies.


22 posted on 02/04/2013 6:03:55 AM PST by stuartcr ("I upraded my moral compass to a GPS, to keep up with the times.")
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To: stuartcr

geez, are you deliberately TRYING to be ignorant? the emails PROVE they LIED about it and MADE UP THE DATA!!!

GET IT?? IT WAS A LIE FROM DAY 1

And, they committed the worst sin of any scientist- they deleted original data that disagreed with their goals- they should have been summarily fired for that.


23 posted on 02/04/2013 6:14:55 AM PST by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: stuartcr
I think in 75-100yrs, we will find out that a lot of them weren’t lies.

Riiiight! That AGW crap has long since circled the bowl.

A CO2 "layer" comprising 4/100ths of a percent of the total volume of the atmosphere, isn't going to change the "greenhouse" characteristics one iota.

Besides, a slightly warmer global climate would be good for the plants, animals and people living on it.

24 posted on 02/04/2013 6:27:47 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month)
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To: Mr. K

ok, see ya in about 100yrs


25 posted on 02/04/2013 6:51:41 AM PST by stuartcr ("I upraded my moral compass to a GPS, to keep up with the times.")
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