WASHINGTON, Nov. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13: KEEPING SKIERS HAPPY
Profile America — Sunday, November 13th. An airplane flew over Mount Greylock in Massachusetts on this date in 1946, dropping ice crystals into a cloud, creating the first artificial snow. The experiment was the work of noted scientist Vincent Schaefer and caught the attention of ski resort owners, who began their own work in the field. By 1952, the first snowmaking machinery was in regular use at a resort in the Catskill Mountains. Today, most every ski resort has snowmaking equipment to guarantee skiers a good time, even if the weather does not cooperate. Across the U.S., more than 8 million people take part in alpine or cross-country skiing each year, and over 6 million others enjoy snow boarding. Profile America is produced by the U.S. Census Bureau: Measuring America—People, Places, and our Economy.
Sources: 440 International Calendar of Events
Kane's Famous First Facts, 6774
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2012, t. 1249
Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for “Multimedia Gallery” by the “Newsroom” button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau