The Glacier Of Anaheim edged one step closer to its eventual construction yesterday with the successful testing of its snowmaking abilities with the facility’s “Official Snow Operator,” Mammoth Mountain.

When completed, the Glacier will house a snowboard halfpipe, surf and skate park, North America’s largest climbing wall, indoor skydiving, bowling alley, scuba diving, and more than 190,000 square feet of entertainment, retail, and restaurant space. With these additions, the projected budget on the facility has ballooned from the 40-million dollars estimated seven years ago to the 130-million dollars projected today.

On April 12, 2000 Mammoth Mountain signed on to the Gotcha Glacier Development Team as the “Official Snow Operator” for the facility, and became responsible for all snow-related aspects of the facility’s operation.

On Wednesday May 25, 2000 representatives from Mammoth Mountain joined other members of the Gotcha Glacier development team to review the progress of the snowmaking effort. The Glacier’s proprietary snowmaking system has been under development for more than a year.

Mammoth Mountain was joined by two of the Glacier’s founders, as well as teams from KUD International, Turner Construction, Enron Energy Services, and F+A Architects.

SNOWboarding Business will continue to monitor this story as the groundbreaking of the construction site nears.