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Year-round snow-making technology
Making snow for glaciers all year round
The Snowfactory can be used during the summer months on the peaks of glaciers to provide entertainment for guests. In summer ski resorts it can ensure that the area around the mountain stations of the ski lifts is also covered with snow. Snowfactory snow can also be used to fill cracks or renew or cover snow that has become soiled due to heavy visitor traffic. This can reduce snowmelt and counteract glacier shrinkage.
The Snowfactory on the Titlis glacier
A Snowfactory SF100 was installed on the Titlis glacier in Engelberg (Switzerland) at an altitude of some 3,020 m above sea level. The way the snow gun was transported was another specific feature of this already special project. The Snowfactory was transported to the glacier by cable car. To make this possible, the technology was fitted into two 20-foot containers instead of the usual single 40-foot container. Due to the reduced weight and size, it was possible to attach the individual parts to the bottom of the gondola and in this way transport them to the top of the mountain.
Guaranteed season start date
Ski World Cup
Snow guarantee for the Alpine Ski World Cup
Cross-country skiing and biathlon
Snow-reliability for Nordic skiing
Ski jumping, even at temperatures above freezing
Other sports events
Snow for sports events at all locations
Snow production at temperatures above 15°C (59°F)
Snow for special events