Park to bring back Snow Mountain despite dry year

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) - Snow Mountain finally will get its premiere at Stone Mountain Park.

The controversial attraction was canceled last year when critics balked at the event in the midst of a crushing drought in the state.

The attraction spans three football fields and includes a 400-foot tubing hill. Officials announced Tuesday it is scheduled to debut on Dec. 31 and run on weekends through March 1. It was scheduled to open last fall just as state officials banned virtually all outdoor watering to cope with the historic drought. The park refunded more than 7,000 tickets sold in the run-up to the opening.

This year, organizers are touting environmental sensitivity and say they are using borrowed water from Stone Mountain Lake that
does not tap into city water.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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