Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:28 am
With a base elevation of 8260’ and a robust snowmaking system, we consistently offer a six month season and some of the best snow conditions in Lake Tahoe. Since early season operations and the ability to offer a superior snow surface all season long is a priority, we have increased our snowmaking capabilities this year with two Pole Cats on Kit Carson Bowl, one Pole Cat on Ponderosa Trail and six new portable snow guns.
Snowmakers: 54 Guns Total
Water Source: Our 2 wells produce a combined 1000 gallons per minute
Coverage: Top to Bottom coverage is possible from both the Main Lodge and Winters Creek Lodge at the Slide Bowl. We can make snow on 23% of the trails.
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Warren Buffett wrote:Only when the tide goes out do you discover who's been swimming naked.
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:30 pm
Tony Crocker wrote:Yes I've heard the hype about Heavenly's snowmaking and I was impressed by anecdotal comments about East Bowl being opened on snowmaking. It's extremely rare for true advanced terrain in western North America to open on just manmade snow.
But tseeb's reference above translates Heavenly's snowmaking coverage to 528 acres, which is in the same ballpark with Mammoth and Vail at the time and slightly less than Sun Valley.
To complement 250 inches of natural snowfall each winter, our snowmaking system covers 600 of our skiable acres. Under ideal conditions, Killington’s snowmaking system delivers 10 million gallons of water per day to more than 250 snow guns, covering 60 acres with 12 inches of fresh snow every 24 hours. Our snowmaking system features 88 miles of pipe and 1,700 snow guns (including more than 500 Low Energy guns).