Snowfall record in Trysil
In the little town of Trysil in south-east Norway this winter went down in Norwegian snowfall history. Trysil may appear unremarkable on the surface with a population density of two inhabitants per km2 but the statistics of the ski resort speak for themselves. There are 71 kilometers of slopes on offer for sports enthusiasts and little chance of boredom with 66 different slopes to choose from.
Wedgard Mattson, who has now been responsible for snow cover and slope maintenance in Trysil for 10 years, truly had cause for joy this season. The conditions were really excellent and the snow guns, of which there are over 150 in the resort, were fully operational. Wedgard Mattson was not going to pass up this opportunity and promptly set a new snowfall record. 1.5 million m3 of snow were produced in 1200 hours. The pumping capacity in Trysil is 24,000 liters per minute or 400 liters per second.
Needless to say, the resort wouldn't have pulled it off without a large number of snow guns. The system in Trysil has been continually upgraded over the years and the resort now boasts a whole arsenal of TechnoAlpin snow guns. The system currently comprises 35 fan guns (M15, M90, M18, Baby, T40, T60) and over 100 lances. Based on his observations of its first snow season, Wedgard Mattson stated that the T40 was the best fan gun in the ski resort. The youngest member of the TechnoAlpin family can really prove its strength and play to its full potential in borderline temperatures.