The right snow gun in the right place
Every ski area is unique as is its snow-making system. TechnoAlpin custom designs this system, working closely with the customer, and taking into account future enlargements. The TechnoAlpin design office takes care of this determining the measurements of all the systems in the world.
Snow guns also have their own characteristics: fan guns and lances operate according to the same principle, but are different in terms of field of operation and costs. But that's not all: depending on the orientation of the slope, the temperature, the width of the slope, the quantity of snow needed, the pitch of the land, the wind and air circulation conditions, the appropriate type of snow gun is selected. Both fan guns and lances are available in manual adjustment or fully automatic models. Different qualities of snow, from very dry to the wettest, can be produced by both types.
The fan guns are characterized by a long range, high snow output, low sensitivity to the wind and adaptability. They are therefore used especially on wide slopes, on sites with high snow requirements, steep slopes or in open areas exposed to the wind.
In addition, fan guns are also available on various applications: mobile, tower, lift and arm. Each of these applications has its own advantages and can be used on different slopes, depending on their characteristics.
The lance follows the same principle as the fan guns, taking advantage however of greater height thanks to the lance tube. The lances reach a height of 9 m. This drop height is necessary for snow flake crystallization but, compared to the fan gun, there is no turbine. Without the turbine, ranges are significantly shorter and sensitivity to the wind is greater. The quantity of snow produced by a lance is comparable to that of a small fan gun. It is therefore suitable for narrow slopes and the middle of forests.
Only with the right gun in the right place is it possible to take advantage of its characteristics in the best way possible, easily and efficiently. In this way energy, water and especially snow are not wasted. For example, using a snow gun on a slope in the middle of a forest does not make much sense: the range of the gun is too large and the snow would be lost, along with the water and the energy used.
TechnoAlpin consultants are always at the customer's disposal and can design together with them an ad hoc snow-making system. By using the appropriate gun on every slope it is in fact possible to reduce energy consumption which is now a key element in the snow-making process. Lower energy costs automatically lowers related costs.