STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. - It may be an usually warm fall with 80-degree temperatures outside this week in metro Atlanta, but some folks are already preparing for snow… or rather, preparing the snow.
The folks at Stone Mountain Park began to lay the foundation for their annual Snow Mountain. Scaffolding and other supports were put into place on Wednesday while employees started to pump out some snow.
FOX 5 Storm Team Chief Meteorologist David Chandley said despite the record-setting temperatures, the snow created at the park will help insulate itself, preventing it from quickly melting. The park collects the melted runoff and recycles it back into the snow, so there is little water loss.
Nearly 360 tons of snow will cover the Laser Lawn when it is completed. The next step is to install the lifts and carve out the tubing lanes.
This year, the park will be offering an after-dark “Galactic Snow Tubing” with glowing lanes.
The park will be hiring about 100 employees for the festivities including lift operators, food vendors, and more.
This is the 10th year Stone Mountain Park will be putting on Snow Mountain. It opens November 18 and runs through February. Tickets are now on sale.