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Snowmaking system means earliest opening day for Mount Snow

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Mountain Technology,

A US$30 million investment in a snowmaking system has helped Mount Snow, in Vermont, US, achieve a landmark: the earliest opening day in its 64-year history.

The resort will begin its ski season tomorrow; last year it opened on November 11. The present snowmaking system, which includes a 120 million gallon water storage pond and three pump houses, was installed in 2017. 220 snow guns were replaced by low-energy guns in partnership with Efficiency Vermont. Mount Snow currently has 80% snowmaking coverage, and is aiming to achieve 100% coverage in the coming years.

Erik Barnes, Vice President and General Manager of Mount Snow, said: “Mother Nature came through with the right temperatures allowing our team to utilise the US$30 million investment we made in our snowmaking system during our West Lake Water Project to celebrate the earliest opening day in our 64-year history.”

Barnes added: “We know that skiers and riders all over The East are champing at the bit to get out there and enjoy the slopes, and we can’t wait to welcome them all on Saturday.”

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