Nathan Abbott, right, knocks ice off of one of the two snowmaking machines, as Eaglecrest Mountain Maintenance Supervisor Jeff Brown checks the quality of the fresh snow Wednesday. Eaglecrest has been making snow around the clock since Monday. The snow will be used to cover the lower elevations of the ski area. The ski area still needs Mother Nature to supply another 18 to 24 inches of snow before it can open for business.
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