are some of the facts behind what it takes for us to have optimum
The wet bulb temperature must be < 23°F
Winds must be < 5 MPH
Water temperature from our dry well is usually 52°F, but the
temperature can drop to 40°F by time it follows above ground
piping to the snow gun.
We have made snow up to 36°F when the humidity was very low.
When the temperature drops below 10 degrees the heat from the
water makes the plume from the snowgun steam.
Evaporation, drift, and failure to crystalize are issues that
we must constantly account for. We adjust air flow, water flow,
and gun positioning to combat these effects
Each snowgun is monitored throughout the snowmaking process and
is typically repositioned every 15 minutes.
Temperature inversions on the hill can make the base area up to
10 degrees cooler than the summit.
We can make 3 different kinds of snow by adjusting the air/water
ratio at each gun; base (wet), granular, or powder.
Winds are a major factor especially when making snow above midstation.
Our system is custom designed, scalable to utilize our own in
house developed Peak "P" series snowguns, as well as
a Ratnik Baby Snow Giant X-2 or a K-2000. All of which can operate
using lower pressures.