Our fully automated Snowmaking System has been improved during the summer of 2012 with 12 new hydrant locations, 1.6 km of new high pressure piping and 2.4 km of high voltage electrical cable – the System now covers 90% of the Eagle Express terrain on Black Mountain from top to bottom. Our investment in Snowmaking system improvements in the three summers since the Olympics is approaching $1,000,000 to achieve our goal of providing the best possible North Shore snow coverage.
Our snowmaking System made a very big contribution to our earliest ever opening date of November 8th last season and we expect to fire up the guns at the earliest possible date again this year. The System was utilized throughout the early part of last season to freshen up the snow conditions during every window during which the conditions allowed – Cypress Mountain is proud of our experienced Snowmaking Team and their capability to make excellent quality powder snow!
The Cypress Mountain Snowmaking System has 37 High Capacity 60 AMP Fan Guns, 60 hydrant locations and a 23 million litre reservoir and is designed to provide 3000 gallons per minute of water to the snow gun locations. Coverage now includes a portion of Lower Collins and Lower Horizon on Lions Express!
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