Snow falling at Alpine Hills

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - A light dusting of snow may be getting us used to the winter weather but workers at Alpine Hills are creating a little more than a flurry.

With the weather outside a little more delightful this year, Alpine Hills turn to its Sno-Cat machine to start making the snow for the park this year.

The Rockford Park District says even though we haven't seen accumulating snow, the temperatures are finally cold enough to start spraying the fields with snow. About one foot of snow is needed for the tubing lanes and another three to four feet before the terrain park can open.

"Monday we could have made snow but the wind was blowing in the direction that would have given our neighbors a nice snow storm. So we elected not to make snow on that night. We monitor wind condition temperature and humidity pretty closely when we're about to make snow," says manager of outdoor recreation Becky Stokes Lambert.

Alpine Hills says it will still be a little time before the park is ready to open for the season.