Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Snowmaking Tower - Lower Sundance

The snowmaking crew is in the process of installing a new snowmaking tower gun on Lower Sundance. We currently make snow on that section of the trail, but it isn't easy. There are no water or electrical lines in the area. Getting fan guns there is also a bit tricky. 

By being taller, tower guns make more snow than conventional fan guns. The water crystals are released much higher in the air and tend to freeze even more completely making more snow. Obviously, we don't want tower guns all over the place, but this gun in this location can probably do the work of 2 or 3 conventional fan guns. It is permanently located and available at any time for snowmaking. The snowmakers will still have to run about 500 feet of hose and power cords, but this new tower gun will help the crew be much more effective and efficient snowmakers.