in the Orange County Choppers showroom, which sanitizies
more than 5,200 square feet in a little over 10 minutes.
For their 2,840 square foot Sunrise Lounge, Mt. Peter chose
two five- by two-feet 250W “troffer” ceiling units. Since the
lounge does not have a suspended (grid) ceiling, these fixtures
were directly mounted to ceiling beams. The troffers were
placed equidistant from the entrances to provide uniform
coverage, end-to-end. It takes 25 millijoules per square
centimeter (mJ/cm2) of energy to deactivate a coronavirus
strain like COVID-19.
Again, time was of the essence to ensure rapid turn-around
with thorough sanitizing. All spaces were tested using UV
dosimeter cards that measure the amount of energy received
on surfaces at various distances from the units. Dosimeter
cards are easy to use and inexpensive. Prior to exposure to
UV light, the “control circle” in the center of the card is yellow.
As UV exposure increases, the control circle will change to
match the color segments of the outer ring, indicating that
level of energy.
In only five minutes, the long walls registered 25 mJ/cm2
exposure, reducing the threat of COVID-19. The fixtures are
attached to a locking single-pole switch in line with a standard
rotational timer. Patrons cannot intentionally or accidentally
activate the fixtures. An added advantage is the conspicuous
appearance of these space age-looking UV lamps. Customers
immediately notice them and are made aware that all Mt.
Peter facilities are sanitized with UV technology. This gives
skiers, riders and parents a sense of safety and comfort.
Tubing is addressed using a pop-up UV resistant tent that
facilitates pushing tubes through UV exposure after each
return. When customers are finished with their session, the
tube is sanitized with a quick UV treatment. The tent shields
eyes from exposure. The process is fast, effective and easy.
Every procedure can be verified using dosimeter cards. A two-
by two-foot troffer is mounted in the top of each tent. The
same approach is used to sanitize returned rental equipment.
The added advantage of ozone is its powerful deodorizing
capability. Ozone is able to neutralize skunk musk.
For smaller spaces, bathrooms and kitchen facilities,
Mt. Peter is using the Sterile-Bright™ model STRL-PU-
250WUV hand-portable unit that can be moved from area
to area. This is an extremely versatile device that is able to
sanitize the outdoor picnic area by setting it on strategically
located tables. This is one of the only practical ways to
sterilize outdoor surfaces in cold temperatures because wet
Bathrooms can be maintained germ-free and fresh smelling
with the dual modality of powerful UV plus germicidal ozone.
Since the hand-portable units are lightweight (under 20
pounds) and easy to use, they can be deployed several times
during the day and night.
COVID-19 has presented the snow sports industry
with significant challenges. The good news is that Ultra-
Tech™ Lighting is already well known in the industry for its
unique induction light approach to slope illumination. That
experience translates to tailored sanitizing solutions for
Rendering of tents used to sanitize tubes and other rental equipment
20 January 2021 | snowopsmag.com