Snowmaking Investments Continue in Stowe
Thu 24 October 13
Stowe is currently investing more in snowmaking than any other resort in the East. From incomparable snow surfaces to modern lifts, mountain access technologies, world-class amenities and exceptional service, Stowe Mountain Resort differentiates itself by being bigger than a mountain.
The ongoing on-mountain improvements that have taken place over the past decade in Stowe are extensive, including tens of millions of dollars in new lifts, access systems, terrain and snowmaking. Snowmaking is at the core of it all and the genesis of a half-billion dollar master plan beginning with the formation of a 116 million gallon water storage area named Peregrine Lake and New England’s first and only fully-automated snowmaking system on Spruce Peak.
This summer, Stowe Mountain Resort’s continued investment in its state-of-the-art snowmaking operations include an additional 3.4 million dollars in new equipment and upgrades, which consist of 100 HKD tower guns, 3 Super Pole Cat fan guns, a new pump-house and miles of snowmaking pipe.
Add that to the 4.7 million invested last summer for a two year total that includes; 445 HKD tower guns, 150 energy efficient land guns, 20 Super Pole Cat fan guns and another seven miles of new snowmaking pipe. In addition to supplementing superlative snowmaking, the improvements allow Stowe Mountain Resort to operate with greater energy efficiency and eliminate over 100,000 gallons of diesel storage, use and emissions. From a skier’s standpoint, the new snowmaking increases potential for more early season terrain, raise overall snow quality and allows mountain operations to resurface the mountain quickly. Stowe Mountain Resort is scheduled to open November 23.
Fri 25 October 13, Les Gets , France
After last year’s success with awesome performances by BB Brunes, Cali, Caravan Palace, Skip the Use and Superbus, this year’s Rock the Pistes Festival is taking a fresh approach... We’re making room for UK groups, and plenty of big names from the French pop-rock scene.
Tue 29 October 13, Keystone, USA
Keystone will open this Friday with 65 skiable acres on Dercum Mountain
Wed 30 October 13, Lake Louise, Canada
After one of the nicest falls on record, Mother Nature has timed a snowstorm just right for the opening days of Canada’s Big 3 Resorts.
Wed 30 October 13, Hintertux, Austria
October 26th and 27th, the Zillertal VÄLLEY RÄLLEY hosted by Ride Snowboards kicked off successfully with its very first tourstop. Both days had some great riding on tap at the Betterpark up on the beautiful Hintertuxer Glacier!
Wed 30 October 13, Arosa, Switzerland
With the opening of the new ski area connection between the two peaks of Hörnli (Arosa) and Urdenfürggli (Lenzerheide) for the 2013/2014 winter season, Arosa Lenzerheide will be one of the largest continuous ski areas of Graubünden and one of the Top 10 in Switzerland.