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Snow even at temperatures above freezing
The Snowfactory is an innovative snowmaking technology that can produce snow regardless of air temperatures.
The Snowfactory guarantees snow on the lower sections of the valley runs and important linking pistes, as it can also be used in warmer temperatures. It produces technical snow, which differs in quality and structure from the snow produced by traditional snowmaking machines but can be prepared in such a way that no difference is noticeable. The Snowfactory is not used as a substitute but rather as a supplement to traditional snowmaking machines. With the help of the Snowfactory, snow capacities can be increased in warm temperatures, so that the start of the season can be guaranteed. Its use not only allows an earlier start but also a longer season for ski resorts.
The Whakapapa ski area (New Zealand) is located on the largest volcano in the country: Mount Ruapehu. The special weather conditions with high humidity and considerable wind speeds in combination with ice-cold temperatures pose a particularly demanding challenge to snowmaking. The resort consequently decided to use a Snowfactory SF210. Thanks to this investment, the Rock Garden trail was able in 2018 to record the earliest season start in over 35 years.
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
Year-round snow production