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Blue Mountain preparing for opening day, hundreds of snow guns get to work

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Aside from the hundreds of snow guns coating Blue Mountain Resort- it's still relatively quiet.

Won't be for long though- opening day is December 3. Which means soon- this entire mountain will be packed with skiers and snowboarders.

"Housekeeping is flipping tables and getting the lodges ready," marketing director Ashley Seier said. "Food and beverage is setting up the outlets. It's just really coming together as a team and making the big picture work."

Blue Mountain has been making snow for the last few days. Leading the charge is mountain manager Robert Taylor. He's been here 30 years- now showing us how he operates the snow guns from computer screens.

"We're excited that we're able to make snow," Taylor said. " We're hopeful we can continue to make snow. We're using every ounce of cold weather mother nature has given us."

The resort relies on the cold temperatures to make the snow. Combining water a deep pond with power from air compressors. Together- they make the snow that's shooting out of snow guns.

"This is what gives us a huge advantage over any other ski area," Taylor said.

Blue Mountain is also looking to hire 300 more workers for the winter season- with a job fair this Saturday.

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"We're hiring everything from housekeeping to food and beverage to snowmakers to join our team," Seier said.

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