I was just reading the magazine, The Week and I came across a article that surprised me. The article is totally legit. Here is the excerpt from the magazines website.
Making snow: An attempt
to relieve a severe drought in China has apparently worked too well.
Meteorologists this week shot silver iodide into clouds near Beijing,
hoping to cause rain—but what they got was an 11-hour blizzard that
buried the capital in snow, stranding millions of commuters. Still, the
Weather Modification Office declared its action a success. Scientists
in other countries were skeptical. The effectiveness of cloud seeding
is disputed, because nobody can prove that it wouldn’t have snowed or
rained even without the silver iodide.
Could this work for ski resorts?????