Northern Michigan Attractions: One of our favorite freelance writers, Kate Bassett of Harbor Springs, clued us into this recent photo album post from the Nub’s Nob snowmaking team in a practice session. That's right, practice making snow. We love the candid look into a key piece of the Northern Michigan backstory.

Kate Bassett will be writing a story, to run a year from now, in which she hangs with the Nub’s Nob crew on the first night of the season’s snowmaking, when the crew turns the hill from November brown to snowy white while working all night long. We can’t wait to share that tale with our Traverse Magazine readers. But in the meantime, enjoy these pictures and definitely let them whet your appetite for the upcoming season of snow! (Just click on the photo to advance through the day of training!) 

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