Suicide Six New Snowmaking
Woodstock Inn unveils snowmaking upgrades at Suicide Six
Fri, 11/23/2018 - 6:13am --
Woodstock Inn & Resort
Suicide Six Ski Area
Vermont Business Magazine Suicide Six Ski Area at the Woodstock Inn & Resort has invested $400,000 to upgrade its snowmaking infrastructure for the 2018/2019 season with the installation of 10 new TechnoAlpin snow producers. For the first time snow production on “The Face,” the mountain’s signature trail, and the ski and snowboard learning center, will be fully automated. The snow guns replaced by the new technology have been reallocated to other areas of the mountain to phase out aged snow guns and ultimately create higher quality snow and shorter production times across the ski area’s 24 trails and slopes.
Each of the new snow producers are equipped with state of the art weather monitoring capabilities to provide both instant and historical data such as wind speed and direction, relative humidity, ambient temperature and wet-bulb temperature. The upgraded equipment also enables the Suicide Six Ski area team to monitor and predict weather at multiple elevations.
The 10 new snow guns include seven T40s, six strategically placed along the trail’s edge from top to bottom mounted on an adjustable 15 foot tower and one placed at the top of Pearson’s Path for 360 degrees of snow coverage to the ski and snowboarding learning center. One larger TF-10 model is mounted on a 30 foot articulating arm placed at a major trail intersection on the steepest pitch of the slope; with two automated V3 lance guns mounted on 30 foot towers that will produce snow on the narrow roadway leading into The Face’s descent.
Recognized as one of the oldest ski areas in the country, Suicide Six has a rich history. America’s first rope tow, introduced on nearby Gilbert’s Farm in 1934, evolved into the opening of Suicide Six in 1936. In 1961 Laurance S. Rockefeller purchased Suicide Six from its founder, Wallace “Bunny” Bertram, as part of his vision for the community of Woodstock. Suicide Six is one of Vermont's leading family-friendly ski resorts featuring more than 100 acres of skiing on 24 trails and slopes with terrain suitable for all abilities.