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snowmaking Syllabification: snow·making
Pronunciation: /ˈsnōˌmākiNG/

Definition of snowmaking in English:


[often as modifier]
The production of artificial snow, especially for ski slopes: snowmaking machines
More example sentences
  • The big break came when Itasca Ski and Outing Club and Mt Itasca Biathlon submitted a grant proposal for snowmaking, ski jump improvements, and biathlon range construction to the Blandin Foundation.
  • Recent developments from Soldier Hollow include the construction of 8,000 feet of additional snowmaking to provide for eight new recently completed ski trails.
  • Inexpensive and largely frequented by locals, Glen has no artificial snowmaking but gets so much natural snow that nobody seems to mind too much.

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