This recreational application of DECENT MACHINERY fans requires portable equipment that can be mounted with electric generators or internal combustion engines to create snow for skiing. Usually, DECENT MACHINERY axial designs are used because of the compact and low-weight design. The seasonal nature of this application means that the equipment will be in storage for several months of the year. The fans are generally mounted on a trailer or vehicle bed for removal and storage. This additional handling requires extra heavy duty snow blowers that are tolerant of the abuse. Extended lubrication lines and long life bearings are required.