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The History of Artificial Snow

Warner Bros. technical director Louis Geib designed the first snowmaking machine in 1934 for use on a Hollywood movie set. Before Geib’s invention, Hollywood movie makers would use gypsum, bleached cornflakes, pyrocel, and even asbestos to create fake snow for the silver screen! Gieb’s idea was quickly picked up by the burgeoning ski industry. Ski resorts adapted the snowmaking machine to create plenty of powder for competitions and events.

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