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A global market leader in snowmaking
technology, Italy-based TechnoAlpin
has more than 2,200 customers in more
than 50 countries. It offers a full management
service that covers all phases
of snowmaking service, from planning
and installation to after-sales service.
The company’s wide range of different
fan guns and snow lances and the use
of custom control software enable the
development of individual turnkey solutions
Yongpyong and Phoenix Park, the
two main ski resorts in Pyeongchang
that will host the majority of ski and
snowboard events during the 2018
Winter Olympic Games, already rely
on TechnoAlpin snowmaking systems.
Both resorts have upgraded their
snowmaking systems over the past
two years, relying on the know-how of
“We have very strong partnerships
and a lot of experience there,” said
Mayr, adding that the company has
been involved in the Korean market for
almost 25 years.
The first TechnoAlpin snowmaking
system was installed at Yongpyong,
which will host the giant slalom and
slalom competitions for the 2018 Winter
Olympic Games, back in 1994. In
preparation for the Games, the automated
system was modernized and expanded,
with updates to the software
and the installation of powerful new
snow guns that substantially reduce
“The aim was to make the snow for
all the events in less than 200 hours,”
TechnoAlpin was also able to upgrade
snowmaking at Phoenix Park,
where all snowboard and freestyle skiing
events for the 2018 Winter Olympic
Games will be held, to a fully automated
system in just four months.
According to Mayr, the freestyle
events have special snowmaking requirements.
“A huge amount of snow is needed for
the muggles, half pipes and ski cross.
Therefore, we installed many guns on
towers, lifts and arms, because the gun
is more efficient for the large piles when
Phoenix Park, one of the two main ski resorts in Pyeongchang that will host the majority
of ski and snowboard events during the 2018 Winter Olympic Games
18 January 2018 | snowopsmag.com