Roger Kalla, a member of this blog community, has just had a piece published on water recycling, including for snow making, at OLO. It includes comment that:
“Up in the Victorian Alps there is truly “no business like snow business”. It literally forms the semi-solid foundation on which the whole thriving multimillion dollar tourism economy rests. But it is a slippery slope in years of snow drought. Any skiing in the future in ski resorts like Mt Buller is increasingly likely to be done on recycled sewerage containing artificially added bacteria or bacterial products.
Most skiers and visitors to the snow fields surely don’t mind. The snow looks real, feels real, and probably tastes real. However for the environmental sensitive skier there perhaps should be warnings on the slopes pointing out that the snow is artificial and an ingredient list of the “snow” enclosed on the lift ticket.”
Read the full article by clicking here.