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Here's How the 450 Guns Used to Make Snow at the Olympics Work


"We're not depending on one centimeter of natural snow."

With the Winter Olympics opening in Sochi, Russia, in less than three weeks, snow conditions for skiing and other outdoor events are looking good. But just in case, officials are ready with the big guns -- literally -- to produce the perfect conditions athletes need for optimum competition at the games.

You may have heard of artificially produced snow before, but have you ever wondered just how it's produced and distributed?

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