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The Impact of Snowmaking on the Ski Industry
With the record high temperatures in 2018, weather events and climate change, nowhere is the lack of precipitation more prevalent than at ski resorts worldwide.  Regardless of location, northern hemisphere ski areas are gearing up for winter operations, and this summer has been a big investment year in snowmaking infrastructure and equipment.

Snowmaking is the production of snow by forcing water and pressurized air through a “snow gun,” on ski slopes.  The systems consist of computerized control centers and an efficient network of piping and explosive power supplies to distribute large amounts of water all over the mountain.  A deep, fundamental knowledge of electrical and hydro engineering, as well as physical system design and construction implementation, is essential to a successful installation.


The Fall season is always busy with travel to many of the resorts PFM services.
Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe is investing $2 million in new infrastructure and equipment over a 3-year period, according to Snowbrains announcement last month.   PFM Snowmaking, in partnership with Torrent Engineering & Equipment and SMI Snowmaking machines, has been laying the infrastructure and automation
management systems that will fuel snowmaking on the hill.

Sugar Bowl Resort has invested over $3 million in infrastructure upgrades and PFM Snowmaking has been an integral part of that push for maximizing the skier and snowboarder experience there.


Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah has undergone upgrades to its computer control system in 2018.  PFM has made 3 onsite visits in 2018 alone.

Aspen Skiing Co. just announced on August 23, 2018 a substantial investment in their snowmaking at Snowmass, more than 30 acres of systems upgrades and installs.  Vail is performing upgrades to the computerized control systems this Fall in preparation for the 2018/19 ski season. 

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