All Weather Snowmaking
We’ve seen the “all weather snowmaking” (ex. Tenney), but I
don’t know of any US resort using it. The staff on the Mt. Ruapehu video (link below) says
the snow (crushed ice) is made in a permanent building. So, it has limited use.
But when you must have snow in a particular location and time (Killington, FIS,
Thanksgiving weekend) it would prove useful. However, I’m sure the expense
causes the majority of resorts to continue with traditional systems.
Whakapapa's Happy Valley Snow Park will be blanketed in pristine white snow a month earlier than usual this year after a big investment in snowmaking, bringing jobs and economic growth earlier than ever.
Happy Valley will open from June 3 (Queen's Birthday Weekend) thanks to a cutting-edge new snowmaker, the Techno Alpin SF210 All-Weather Snowmaking system.