Skiing instructors visit TechnoAlpin
Snow guns have long been a standard fixture on the edge of slopes in most ski resorts. But they remain a source of fascination for many skiers. Many winter sports enthusiasts still wonder how a snow gun works. Around 40 people, training to be skiing instructors, recently visited the TechnoAlpin headquarters in Bolzano in order to learn how to answer this question.One question, which the trainee instructors said frequently cropped up, was to do with chemical additives. The TechnoAlpin team explained in detail how the TechnoAlpin snow guns work and how they generate snow from just water and air. The visitors were then shown around the production hall where they were able to see for themselves the component parts which go into making a snow gun. During the tour of the company, they were also able to understand what is needed, besides the snow guns, when designing and building an entire snow-making system. TechnoAlpin is a one-stop-shop for the entire system and therefore it is possible for visitors to see and find out about every component. The visit ended with a question-and-answer session to clear up any lingering queries.
The budding skiing instructors are currently on the Val Senales Glacier (ITA / South Tyrol) preparing for their upcoming exams. They've done the theory - now they can experience TechnoAlpin snow in practice.