Skip to comments.Ski resort turns sewage into snow
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 ...
Any writer who attributes anything to 'climate change' is a moron and you don't need to read any further
Yellow if you are LUCKY
One man's meat is another man's poison.
If it's brown,
Don't fall down.
Whatever you do, don’t believe what you see happening...
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.
I must be getting old, I remember when it was weather that was a problem for ski resorts, not “climate change”>
Is this what mean when they say brown sludge?
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.....
>>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!
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”
Makes you wonder how they created the moguls.
I thought it was Tofu.
“climate change is straining operations at many resorts.”
MSN Money turns sewage into science.
I had another foot of glo-bull warming to shovel out of my driveway this morning,... what are you seeing?
extremes where there didn’t used to be...unusually cold in one place usually means unusually hot in others.
Thee town wanted to secede from VT and join NH as well because of tax issues.
Didn't happen though
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