Treated sewage water is used on slopes in Arizona.
Resort managers say the water is cleaned to a very high quality…just below that of drinking water.
They say the resort is saving a tremendous amount of water.
But not everyone is a fan. Some say there is an 'ick factor' or the 'perception' that the water is dirty.
Campaigner Rudy Preston displayed pictures of the unsightly powder and wrote on the True Snow
web site: 'After a decade of legal battles and opposition from
environmental groups, concerned citizens, and Indigenous Nations,
Arizona Snowbowl ski area has started making fake snow from Flagstaff's
treated sewage effluent. Surprise… it's yellow!'
The Snowbowl claimed the unfortunate color of the snow was due to rust in the pipes.