Artificial Sierra Nevada

LAST UPDATED: 5 Feb, 2015 @ 19:33
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SIERRA Nevada Ski Resort is testing a new snow production system for the 2013-14 winter season.

With three last generation ‘snow cannons’ and 20 new hydrants, the station is ready to run the first tests in the system to ensure its safety.

The intention is to keep professional ski tracks like Sulayr Snowpark  and the Prado de las Monjas in perfect conditions throughout competition season.

An official spokeperson told the Olive Press the resort was forced to rely on artificial snow due to climate change and the late summers over the past few years.

“Sometimes we don’t have enough snowfall. Last season almost didn’t snow at all, so we were forced to arrange this system to ensure that this year everything goes smoothly.”

 

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