KUNM Local
6:40 pm
Wed September 14, 2011

Snowmaking in AZ Causes Culture Clash

When there's snow in northern Arizona, people from around the region flock to Flagstaff for a winter wonderland in the middle of the desert. But in the desert, that snow is unpredictable. And that's been an ongoing problem for the local ski resort, the Arizona Snowbowl, until now. After years of planning and fighting in the courts, the ski resort is finally laying the pipelines to make snow out of reclaimed waste water. But local Native American tribes still bitterly oppose the project. As Laurel Morales reports from the Fronteras Changing America Desk, they believe the mountains are sacred.