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Tourismusverband Großarltal

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Snow reliability

90% snowmaking coverage

The ski slopes of Grossarl and Dorfgastein have taken snow reliability to the next level. Over 90% of the slopes have snowmaking capability. In 2016, the Grossarl lift company invested over €8 million in snowmaking infrastructure, doubling the output of the snowmaking system.

Beschneiung im Skigebiet Großarltal-Dorfgastein
Investments at a glance
  • "Himmelreich" reservoir with a capacity of 70,000 m³
  • Construction of an additional pumping station with a water output of 300 liters per second
  • Installation of two transformer stations to ensure plenty of power for the snowmaking infrastructure
  • New snowmaking pipeline network totaling 6.5 km in length
  • Acquisition of 52 additional high-performance snow cannons

Facts & figures about snowmaking

  • 314 snow generators (254 propeller machines and 60 snow lances) deployed.
  • Snowmaking system is fully automated.
  • As needed, up to 640 liters per second can be pumped through 4 pumping stations into the snowmaking network.
  • A team of 4 to 7 employees, crack snowmaking experts, work around the clock.
  • 184,125 m³ of water stored in 7 reservoirs ensure an ample water supply, replenished from a stream within the ski area as well as the Grossarl Ache river.
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