Every spring, a heap of snow is covered in sawdust and kept through the summer. Covered in this way, about 70 - 80% of the volume of the snow is preserved. In the autumn, this snow is used to prepare a cross-country skiing track, before any new snow can be produced. So, thanks to snow farming, an early start to the season can be guaranteed, regardless of the autumn temperatures.
Then there's only one thing to be said: Off to the skiing trail!