Objectives and Solutions
In the largest terrain expansion in Wisp history, SMI’s Turnkey Engineering and Construction Services have delivered amazing results! The project included excavation of ten new trails; installation of 126 new V2 and Super PoleCat snow machines mounted on custom-designed vaults with trail lights, valving, and above-ground controls; 8 new cameras. The system is monitored by two new 40” split-screen plasma televisions; nine touch-screen, flat panel displays, and 20 LCD monitors.
The project was integrated within a site expansion which included real estate developments, a water source, added pump capacity, and a new white water rafting course. Wisp now operates with full automation of pump stations, trail lighting, cameras, and snowmaking equipment. The system relies on a new fiber-optic network along with Allen Bradley PLCs allowing broader operation of the ski area including building lighting and HVAC control, lift monitoring, weather updating and webcam feeds.