SMI at Rokytnice
Snowmaking Success Story: Rokytnice Resort
SMI has worked hard with Rokytnice to finalize and guarantee a quick snowmaking startup on the main trails of the slopes. After a few tests, and a long collaboration with SMI, the board of directors decided to invest in a two-year project in the summer of 2015. This project retrofits all of the pumping stations and adds a new fleet of snow machines and sticks.
The installation includes a new communication network with a 4.5 km hardwire link, 42 new vaults to serve the new stick trail, and substantially enhanced snowmaking control from SMI Smart Snow 6.0 software. The software covers all of the parameters of the pump houses (fiber optic network) and the 50 new machines.
"In the middle of the Krkonose Mountains, on the border between Poland and the Czech Republic, lies the ski resort of Rokytnice."
In the fall of 2015, SMI delivered 35 Automatic Viking V2s with pneumatic valves on the pit, and four Puma 6 meter towers. During the Summer of 2016, another nine Automatic Viking V2s, one Silent PoleCat, one Puma carriage, and one Super Wizzard were added.
Although Rokytnice has been able to invest in new equipment, they are still running a small fleet of PoleCats that are dated back to 1996. The project was deemed a success when Rokytnice faced an extremely warm winter earlier this year. The resort was able to open half of their trails during the week of New Years due to the performance of the machines and the hard work done by the local crew. The result has been a customized system that fits perfectly with this beautiful part of the world.
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.