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Snowmaking Success Story: Snowbowl, Arizona

Until now, Arizona Snowbowl has not had a snowmaking system and has seen wild fluctuations in natural snowfall. After thoroughly researching the snowmaking choices and many years of planning and legal challenges, Arizona Snowbowl chose SMI as its snowmaking partner to help with each step of the snow process.

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PoleCats at Snowbowl

Since water is very scarce, they are pumping water from the City of Flagstaff up 900 meters (3,000 feet) of vertical and 24,000 meters (78,000 feet) in length to a new snowmaking lake built at mid-mountain. Three pump stations are used to lift this water.

The new 38,000 cubic meter (10 million gallon) lake will feed a Torrent 700 m3/hr (3,000 gpm) fully automatic pumping station. 280 m3/hr (1,200 gpm) water-cooling towers will help cool the water. The snowmaking distribution system will cover over 40 hectares (100 acres) of terrain using 25 Super PoleCat snowmakers. 9000 meters (30,000 feet) of slopes are covered. SMI’s SmartSnow will control and monitor this fully automatic snowmaking system. Downlaod the 2012 Customer Reference Book for more details on this story and more »

"After thoroughly researching the snowmaking choices and many years of planning and legal challenges, Arizona Snowbowl chose SMI as its snowmaking partner to help with each step of the snow process."

SMI can help you sort through and weigh the costs and benefits regarding expanding snowmaking systems using the latest and most modern technologies. From fiber optic communications systems to fully automatic snowmaking systems and plants along with management reporting systems, SMI offers the full range of solutions. Give us a call toll free at +1-800-248-6600 or for International calls +1-989-631-6091.