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Warm Weather Slows Ski Hill's Snow-Making

November 30, 2012, 6:57 AM by Austin Hoffman

Warm Weather Slows Ski Hill's Snow-Making
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

This weekend's warm temperatures are bad news for Great Bear Recreation Park. The park started making snow around three weeks ago but it's been battling Mother Nature ever since.

The hill needs about a foot of snow as a base before skiers get the green light to hit the slopes but it's been a tough go.

Crews have been making snow on and off whenever it gets cold enough and the air is dry enough.  But warm daytime temperatures and no natural snowfall have made it tough for the managers to hit their mark.

The snow they do have they try to keep in piles.

"As it sits in piles, it kind of insulates itself.  I just didn't want tot take the chance of pushing some of this out and then backing up the whole snow making operation. It concerns me but I would say that 85 percent of what we made is going to be on the hill on Tuesday morning," Great Bear General Manager Dan Grider said.

They had a good run at snow making this last Sunday through Tuesday.  However they were not able to make snow Wednesday or Thursday night.  When it does get cold, it won't take long before visitors can head downhill.

"We're close, we're really close. You know, if I could get 48 hours of continuous snow making, we could get some runs open and be open to the public. Unfortunately, I don't see that in the near-term future, but we're being patient. It will happen, I know it will," Grider said.

Grider says even if it gets cold enough, it may be too humid to make snow like it was on Wednesday night.

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