The Levi Black is back
Everything is ready at Levi for this weekend of ski races, as part of the second leg of the Ski World Championships. Despite the far from optimal temperatures of recent weeks, the Levi snow guns have been able to prepare the Levi Black perfectly; this slope has been a classic for the Ski Championships of mid-November for the last 10 years.
"We started the base snow covering about a month ago," explains Jouni Palosaari, Chairman of the Levi Ski Championship Organization Committee. "We have been able to prepare the slopes flawlessly. The atmosphere here at Levi is one of the best and we can't wait to start the new winter season." The Aurora Borealis, most beautiful in mid-October, ensured that covering the slopes was a spectacular event.
Levi has been a TechnoAlpin customer since 2005. The Finnish team is fully aware of the importance of scheduled snow-making, that's why the plant is continuously expanded. The majority of the slopes at Levi are covered using artificial snow. Last summer, TechnoAlpin took care of automating one of the pump stations at this Finnish resort.
Levi has Finland's most powerful pump station for artificial snow-making systems. In winter, it powers the snow guns, while in summer it is used to irrigate the neighboring golf course.
The lack of tall mountains, the darkness of the winter months and the low temperatures have not stopped Levi from becoming an internationally renowned ski destination. This area, which has just over 800 inhabitants, has been carefully developed and strategically planned in several stages, and has succeeded in becoming a global winter sporting destination: 43 slopes, 29 ski lifts, 230 km of cross-country slopes and 886 km of snowmobile tracks. The hospitality facilities are equally impressive: 22,000 beds, 2.7 million overnight stays and 600,000 visitors every year.