So I was reading this article about Sochi. Turns out Sochi is a sub tropical resort town. The mountain hosting the winter games Rosa Khutor is only 25 miles from Sochi and the part of the resort chosen for the halfpipe, slopestyle, aerials, and moguls venue are all at the bottom of the mountain where a climate change report revealed that average February temperatures are around 35 degrees Farenheit.
The article talks about 'Hot Snow' and how Russia has the ability to make snow at temps up to 59 degrees.
"Thanks to the newly developed “Hot Snow” technology, artificial snow can be produced in temperatures as mild as 59˚ F."
Now I looked all over google for info on this stuff and I couldn't really find much other than it will be used in Sochi for the games. It says they just blast it full of chemicals and it makes me wonder just how safe this shit can be. What kind of chemicals do they use? With all the talk of chem trails on NS this week I thought this may be an interesting topic.
Just wondering if anyone has anymore info about this Hot Snow and how it works or if it will show up in North America anytime soon.
Spark Notes: The KGB invented some crazy chemical filled snow for Sochi.