About Zachary Matson

Zachary Matson has been an environmental reporter for the Explorer since October 2021. He is focused on the many issues impacting water and the people, plants and wildlife that rely on it in the Adirondack Park. Zach worked at daily newspapers in Missouri, Arizona and New York for nearly a decade, most recently working as the education reporter for six years at the Daily Gazette in Schenectady.

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  1. Paul says

    11,000 gallons of drinking water per day? What are they doing? That’s a fair sized swimming pool of water for 1 day? And I always brought full water bottles when I skied over there? Don’t they have low flow toilets and use grey water as much as possible like you see at other ski areas?

    Also I assume for the bob run you mean ice making not snowmaking? Once you make the ice isn’t it a matter of just keeping it cold with the refrigeration they have?

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