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3D Printed Skiing, in Color

Every week, a new slope, in 3D Color
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A snowmaking head descends the mountain like a giant dot- matrix printer head, "printing" (more snow here, less there) any 3D terrain desired. (With RGB colors added like "snowcones")

All weekend, novelty seekers enjoy the new, unreal terrain, & your competitors die while you bask in profits. And, you'd get to run A/B tests, seeing which type of terrains get the most traffic, & make more of those.

And, you can crowdsource designs for part/all of the mountain to drive social engagement, sponsorships, or special events.

sophocles, Mar 27 2014


       And when its work was done it could play, hiding itself wherever it could find cover, and setting itself up as a kind of machine gun nest. Skiers would get a great laugh out of being mowed down just as they prepared to pass through some tricky moguls.
skoomphemph, Mar 27 2014

       skoom: great addition! Yes, the same hardware could be hunting you or dynamically printing while you ski/snowboard
sophocles, Mar 27 2014

       err... this is how they do it on the slopes, except the snow is placed parabolically rather than dropping vertically.
FlyingToaster, Mar 27 2014

       @FT: True, but not really at all. Having true 3D control & color is far beyond current methods employed.
sophocles, Mar 27 2014

       Sounds like something they'd do in Dubai.
RayfordSteele, Mar 28 2014

       Now, if only you could get this to work on a much smaller scale, in for example, just off the top of my head, a small spherical container.   

       Possibly substituting another material for snow as that's tricky at room temperature, a material slightly denser than the liquid in there..   

       <sound of footsteps, hurriedly exiting the scene of the crime..>
not_morrison_rm, Mar 29 2014


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