Sugar Mountain Ski Resort Upgrades its Snowmaking System
Mountain Ski Resort, North Carolina - Thursday, October 26, 2017 - One-hundred
percent of Sugar Mountain Resort’s skiable terrain
is equipped with an underground piping system and surface machinery that
produces manmade snow. Maintaining, upgrading, and replacing the 48 year
old system is a constant work-in-progress. During the past summer months
a 1,000 gallons per minute, high-efficiency, variable-speed water pump replaced
the oldest of the four, increasing capacity by 15%. Two new
fully-automated SMI tower snow machines were added to the current fleet.
Each of these upgrades means more snow, more quickly.
In July the Sugar
Mountain Resort management team welcomed Florian Kasper,
Information Technology Manager and Graphic Designer. Mr. Kasper, born and
raised in the Austrian Alps, loves the mountains, especially when it
comes to hiking; that’s why he felt right at home when he moved to Avery
County this past summer. Over the last 18 years Mr. Kasper has gained
valuable IT experience working for companies like Tyrolean Airways,
Austrian Airlines, and Thoeni Industriebetriebe.
Sugar Mountain Resort is North
Carolina’s largest snow-sports resort providing the best skiing,
snowboarding, ice skating, tubing and snowshoeing experience possible.
Historical winter season opening and closing dates as well as annual
snowfall can be found at here.
For additional or
opening day information please call Sugar Mountain Resort: 800-SUGAR MT
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