Pelvoux-Vallouise France

Pelvoux-Vallouise Pelvoux, France Objectives and Solutions 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 … Read more

Les Orres France

Les Orres Les Orres, France Objectives and Solutions Les Orres, France features 17 lifts, 100 km of slopes and is one of the largest ski areas in the Southern Alps. Les Orres first tried SMI’s products in 2007 and has had a strong relationship ever since. Over the past decade, Les Orres has partnered with … Read more

Kals-Matrei Austria

Grossglockner Kals-Matrei, Austria Objectives and Solutions In partnership, SMI and Wintertechnik Engineering, have developed a close relationship with the Schulz Group, one of the largest ski resort owners in Austria. The Schulz Group has added over 120 SMI fan snowmakers since 2007, experiencing excellent success with Super Wizzard (Gigastar) and Super PoleCat fully automatic designs … Read more

Konjiam South Korea

2013 Olympic Venue Konjiam, South Korea Objectives and Solutions In planning for over 15 years, Konjiam is a ski resort just outside of Seoul, South Korea. With a high-end golf course already in place, Konjiam has invested heavily in snowmaking to ensure that theirs is a leading winter resort. SMI was selected for the project … Read more

Cardrona New Zealand

Cardrona Alpine Resort Cardrona, New Zealand Objectives and Solutions Cardrona Alpine Resort is located between Queenstown and Wanaka in the Southern Alps of New Zealand. As one of New Zealand’s premium ski areas, consistent snow cover is essential when Mother Nature does not provide. Cardrona’s investment in snowmaking has paid off: with limited natural snowfall … Read more

Yabuli-Sun Mt China

Yabuli-Sun Mt Heilongjiang Province, China Objectives and Solutions The sister resorts of Yabuli and Sun Mountain have completed an extensive expansion of their snowmaking capacity, ending their reliance on natural snow with 98 new SMI® snow machines that now deliver 90% coverage of all skiable trails. As a result, ski area officials have been able … Read more

Jeongseon South Korea

2018 Olympic Venue Jeongseon, South Korea Objectives and Solutions SMI is proud to have been selected as the exclusive snowmaking company of the Jeongseon Alpine Olympic venue, marking our seventh Olympic partnership to date. The Jeongseon Alpine Center in the Gangwon Province in the Republic of South Korea was the host of the 2018 men’s … Read more

Fujimi Panorama Japan

Fujimi Panorama Nagano, Japan Objectives and Solutions Fujimi Panorama Resort is located in the Nagano mountain region west of Tokyo. Panorama has a successful year-round business, with the winter business a key to its success. Panorama’s most popular slope covers over 1,000 meters (3,300 feet) of vertical and will add 24 fully automated Super PoleCat … Read more

Turoa New Zealand

Turoa Skifield Mt Ruapehu, New Zealand Objectives and Solutions With a rugged volcanic surface requiring a minimum one meter of snow coverage for skiing, supplemental snowmaking is mandatory at Turoa Skifield, situated on the North Island of New Zealand. Like many resorts, climate change has impacted Turoa’s lower mountain areas, with snow levels creeping higher … Read more