Nick Trotochaud lives on Old Creek Road in Vernon Hills. On Tuesday, he made snow in his own back yard. He says he and his neighbor, Mike Hersh, came up with the idea because they were tired of traveling to Wisconsin to go snowboarding.
"We decided to do something here and have fun, set stuff up the way we want it and have fun in our back yard and not have to go anywhere," Trotochaud said.
Trotochaud says he bought the machine and the entire setup for around $3,000, and he says it was worth every penny.