Aspen will get new TechnoAlpin equipment
The 16 TechnoAlpin fan guns heading to Aspen, Colorado
16 TechnoAlpin fan guns, a combination of T40s and TF10's are on the way to Aspen, Colorado. The Aspen Ski Corporation owns four ski areas in Aspen, and these TechnoAlpin guns will be deployed across the fleet. Aspen Ajax, hosts an early season Women's World Cup race November 29th and 30th, so automatic TechnoAlpin guns focus on laying down that dense cover World Cup race course snow in very marginal, intermittent windows of snowmaking opportunity.
Snowmass, with its huge acreage is charged with opening critical terrain before Thanksgiving. Given the clientele of Snowmass, quality is extremely important. TechnoAlpin fans excel in this application too. By Christmas major snowmaking at 3 of the four Aspen Mt. is completed.
Then many of the TechnoAlpin resources are re-located for one of the most intense snowmaking operations in North America. The building of the "X-Games" at Buttermilk: 60 million gallons of water directed to a very small footprint is required to create the colossal features demanded to test the best extreme ski and snowboard athletes in the world.
Here the snow quality is dictated by where we are in the build cycle. Early on we ask for big volume and relatively dense snow but as features near completion, automatic TechnoAlpin guns lean up the water content for the finishing touches. The number of TechnoAlpin fans at the Aspen's four resorts has grown to more than 60 in the past three years.
An acknowledgment that whatever the snowmaking strategy, TechnoAlpin has the weapons to win the battle.