Yesterday, Whiteface Mountain, New York, announced it had begun snowmaking, sharing a video of its snow guns firing at upper elevations.
Predictably, the announcement drew a positive response from Whiteface's clientele, with several skiers expressing excitement in the comments section:
"Laying out that frozen prozac I see." (I'm stealing this one, what a phrase.)
"Y'all have guns that shoot happiness. Big thanks to the smile makers. Give 'em a raise."
"Thank you for the bts . i'd never seen the ops of it."
"Thank you snow makers!!!"
Earlier this month, Whiteface was treated to a round of November snowfall that deposited "an inch or two of fresh snow up on the summit," per a recent Instagram post from the resort.
NOAA's forecast for Whiteface Mountain continues to look promising through the rest of this week, with temperatures predicted to hang near or below freezing -- a potential boon to the resort's snowmaking efforts.
Whiteface's planned opening date is November 24th, weather and conditions permitting.
Whiteface Mountain Resort Stats:
Vertical: 3,430 ft.
Skiable Terrain: 299 ac. (not including 35 ac. of in-bounds off-piste terrain on The Slides)
Average Snowfall: 183 in.
Mega Pass: SKI3
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