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by Craig Altschul

It’s a fact. Vermont lays claim to having the highest percentage of terrain covered anywhere in the country. Green Mountain State snowmakers can pump out more than 40 feet of snow in a single hour – enough to fill either Giant or Gillette NFL Stadiums. Here’s just one example: Okemo, in Ludlow, has long specialized in laying down a quality surface, once advertising its snowmaking prowess tongue-in-cheek as “Guns and Hoses,” their version of the 80s hard rocking band. They back it all up with 600 acres of snowmaking terrain, more than 1,100 tower guns, and a 70-foot deep snowmaking water reservoir that holds 155 million gallons of water. So, no need to depend on it falling hard from the skies – though it still might. You’ll find plenty of real snow shot from guns for skiing and riding your way through the holidays.

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About Craig Altschul

Craig Altschul is Editorial Director of SnoCountry.com. He is a veteran snow journalist, having covered the sport for more than 40 years. His syndicated snow sports humor column, Ski Tips, ran in newspapers across the country for 20 years. He was Global Editor-in-Chief for OnTheSnow for 12 years and has written for a variety of magazines and newspapers. Altschul is past president of both the Eastern Ski Writers Association and the North American Snow Journalists Association.

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