World Cup Nordic Combined in Ramsau held on snow by TechnoAlpin
One of the year's highlights for fans of the Nordic Combined was held as usual just before Christmas on 20 and 21 December, namely the FIS World Cup event in Ramsau am Dachstein. As usual, the sun-blessed Ramsau plateau attracted the world's elite in the Nordic disciplines held on the World Championship trails and the 90 m jump hill. The proud winners at the end of the two days were Bill Demong (USA) and Bjoern Kircheisen (GER).
In addition to the usual excellent job done by the organizing team under World Champion Alois Stadlober, TechnoAlpin was also responsible for the smooth running of the big Nordic weekend insofar as the athletes benefited from snow produced by the world market leader. In the last few months, the snow experts have installed a customized snowmaking system, with top quality snow from 1 T60-AM as the latest version of the company's highly successful fan gun, 1 PIANO-AM and 2 M18-AMs.
The snow guns are connected up at the existing tapping points on the jump hill and along the x-country trails. The contract also involved the construction of a new pump station with a rating of 110 kW or 26 l/s and automatic back-flushing, and a reservoir with a 22 kW aerator for the snowmaking water (approx. 17,000 m³). An automatic cooling tower (30 l/s) also forms part of the system, which was commissioned in mid-November.
Ramsau has plans for a further upgrade at a later stage.