Ever wondered how snow gets made at ski areas? Even during good snow years, areas all over the United States depend on making snow to get a quality base layer going in the early winter months. This video, produced by Meathead Films, highlights the snowmaking operation at Stowe, Vermont, one of our 2013 Resort Guide top picks for freeriding on the East Coast. Even with over 300 inches of snow falling annually, they draw on local water resources to get their runs in prime shape.

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