What does it take to be a snowmaker in New England? Red Bull, dark cold night shifts and determination according to Sunday River's snowmaking team. As Sunday River's President Dana Bullen says, "It's part of our DNA." It also takes 10 million gallons of water to make 24 hours of snow, and 9 weeks and $2.5 million to cover Sunday River with their legendary talcum powder conditions.
Watch this Man vs. Weather pilot video created by Mainer Rory Strunk and see what goes into making White Heat white! Kudos to those who make snow!
Eric Wilbur is a lifelong recreational skier who spends most of his winter and spring in the mountains of New England. He does not ski in jeans. You can read more of Eric's work here.
Heather Burke is an award winning ski journalist with over a decade of ski news coverage. As a former ski instructor and a ski parent, she knows the ski biz from the inside out. She and her family visit New England ski resorts, as well as the West and Canada, to report on the latest trends and their best family finds. Her husband Greg takes all the accompanying photos, and their work can be seen at www.familyskitrips.com and www.luxuryskitrips.com.