The decision by the White River National Forest authorises additional snowmaking coverage on 86 acres of existing ski trails.
The city council of Duluth in Minnesota, US, is expected to take up a resolution on Monday authorising city staff to apply for state and federal grants totalling up to US$150 000 to help purchase an additional pump and four more snowmaking guns.
The pipeline still requires approval from the US Forest Service. If that is received, Powderhorn hopes to begin construction this summer.
The Nevada resort is seeking to add two new chairlifts, 11 new ski trails and snowmaking infrastructure.
The TechnoAlpin Academy will offer special and general courses relating to snow producers, control software and pumping stations.
The snowmaking solutions provider is aiming to meet demand from winter sports resorts throughout eastern Europe.
The Italian resort’s snowmaking system began operating much earlier than usual this year thanks to a swift installation process by TechnoAlpin.
The company has created both stationary and mobile cooling towers to control the temperature of snowmaking water.