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Turnkey Success Story: Pelvoux-Vallouise, France

Snowmaking at Pelvoux, France
Snowmaking at Pelvoux, France

An innovative ski resort in the heart of the French Alps wanted to automate its entire snowmaking operation, including new machines of three different designs and existing snowmaking devices from two other manufacturers. Ski area officials at Pelvoux-Vallouise were looking for a turnkey package versatile enough to create one fully integrated network that could be started, run and monitored without human intervention, sequencing operations to maximize efficiency, water supplies and snow quality.

"SMI can help you sort through and weigh the costs and benefits regarding expanding snowmaking systems using the latest and most modern technologies."
Snowmaking at Pelvoux, France
Snowmaking at Pelvoux, France

New machines, three new pumping stations and automation software have all been supplied by SMI® Snowmakers France, along with engineering, piping, cables and concrete vaults. Programmable logic control and custom software from SMI tie the system together for seamless integration.

SMI installed eight new Air Sticks for economical fixed-position operation, as well as fan snow machines that can be positioned where they’re needed most on any given day. Pelvoux uses SMI’s Kid PoleCat™, one of the company’s most versatile and portable designs, as well as the Super PoleCat™, a fan-driven, “big throw” snow gun.

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