Planning reliability for ski resorts

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 Snowfactory in Whakapapa

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.

Further references

  • Ski Apache (USA)
  • Châtel and Super Besse (France)
  • Gleenshee, Glencoe, Lecht and Cairngorm (Great Britain)
  • Geilo (Norway)
  • Vallasen and Idre Fjäll (Sweden)
  • Kurza Gora and Winterpol – Karpacz (Poland)
  • Moninec and Ostrava (Czech Republic)
  • Poppenberg and Klante in Winterberg (Germany)
  • Mt. Buller, Lake Mountain and Mt. Baw Baw (Australia)
  • Whakapapa (New Zealand)

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