Windham Mountain, Windham, NY (September 1, 2013) - Windham Mountain’s snowmaking system has undergone impressive upgrades in preparation for the coming winter. With more than $1.5 million invested in snowmaking infrastructure, the Resort continues to improve the quality of the manmade snow and efficiency of the system that now covers 268 skiable acres.
After several years of investment, the core of the snowmaking system has now been upgraded. Four new high efficiency air compressors replace 35 year old technology this winter as the center of Windham’s state of the art snowmaking system.
“The new compressors will significantly improve the quality of our snow, and will allow us to make more snow in less time. They also give us the ability to make snow on more trails at the same time,” said mountain operations director Ted Davis. “Guests will definitely notice the difference thanks to the snowmaking improvements, excellent grooming equipment and skilled operators.”
The compressors are housed in a new 9,000 square foot maintenance building known as the “Snowflake Factory” that also houses pumps capable of pushing over 10,000 gallons of water per minute throughout the mountain.
A new mid-mountain booster pump will increase water pressure on the top half of the mountain to improve the quality and quantity of snow production on the 3,100 foot mountain.
59 new and refurbished snowguns were also added to the snowmaking arsenal for the winter. The high-efficiency, low energy snowguns are expected to perform well under marginal temperatures, allowing Windham Mountain Resort to get open as early as possible and sustain snow throughout the season.
New snowmaking has been installed on Whisper Run, Windfall and Upper Wipeout trails and in total 12,500 feet of new snowmaking pipe makes up part of the investment in snowmaking infrastructure to help ensure a white winter at the Resort.