Snow Glistens on the Southern Peaks
It is finally time to open the doors of the resorts in the southern hemisphere. The first ski resorts will soon officially launch the 2015 winter season.
Perisher, in New South Wales, is the largest Australian ski resort. The area is just over 200 km from the Australian capital of Canberra and it boasts more than 50 lifts and 1,245 hectares of slopes. The resort was also one of the first to implement snow guns. More than 130 TechnoAlpin guns handle optimum snow-making on the Perisher slopes.
Resorts in New Zealand are also making preparations. The Remarkables resort is one of them, after implementing further expansion works this year. There are only a few weeks left before the resort will be able to open its doors and welcome the first ski enthusiasts.
The other two resorts that belong to the NZski, Mt. Hutt and Coronet Peak group will open one week before The Remarkables. Despite the fluctuating temperatures which have characterized recent winters, the resorts are able to provide optimum snow quality every year even as early as the beginning of June.
The two major South American resorts, Cerro Castor and Cerro Catedral, will open their slopes around mid June. Snow-makers and technicians are already working hard to ensure that they open on time.
This is why operation of a snow-making system at marginal temperatures plays a very important, even fundamental, role, especially with conditions that are not ideal for technical snow-making. It gives the resorts the opportunity to start the winter season in the best possible way.
Our best wishes for this southern winter!