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experts magazine W W W.T E C H N O A L P I N .C O M


CONTENTS

MARCH 2016 Page 4

ENGELBERG TITLIS (SUI) Page 6

KRONPLATZ (ITA) Page 8

SIVAS YILDIZ DAĞ I KAYAK MERKEZI (TUR) Page 9

WHAT DOES HE DO...? Page 10

SNOWFACTORY Page 12

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING IN NORTHERN EUROPE Page 14

OLYMPIC SNOW AT PHOENIX PARK Page 16

ATASSplus-UPDATE 2016 Page 18

LE GRAND BORNAND (FRA) Page 20

VALLE NEVADO (CHI) Page 22

40 YEARS, THE AGE OF EXPERIENCE...!! Page 23

AUSTRALIA Page 24

CERRO CASTOR (ARG) Page 25

IN MEMORIAM - ANGEL JARAIZ Page 26

DID YOU KNOW...?


EDITORIAL

DEAR READERS, not only did we celebrate our 25th an-

As usual, we had and followed interest-

ATASSplus data-management system.

niversary last year but it was also the

ing projects all around the world. The

The whole system was successfully in-

first year that we produced 1,000 units

first fully automatic snowmaking system

tegrated and was operational before the

of any single type within the same year.

in Chile has been installed in Valle Ne-

start of the season.

Our TF10 is a successful story. Not only

vado. Cerro Castor (Argentina) has been

We also completed another very inter-

is it one of the most powerful fan guns

a TechnoAlpin customer since 2005 and

esting project in South Korea, where we

on the market but it also boasts of ex-

once again required our knowledge and

first revised and then implemented the

cellent efficiency. The feedback we have

to our expertise for the extension of its

existing system. All this to guarantee the

received has been very positive and it

snow-making system. The main focus

venue of all the snowboard and freestyle

reflects the great demand for this prod-

in Engelberg Titlis, which is one of the

ski events for the upcoming Olympic

uct.

most popular ski resorts in Switzerland,

Games in Pyeongchang in 2018.

Alongside efficient snow guns, the man-

was on the water supply where we even

There are more exciting news and re-

agement of snow production is becom-

installed drinking-water pipelines.

ports in our Snow Experts Magazine on

ing increasingly important for the calcu-

The operators of one of the most popular

other projects.

lation of cost efficiency of a ski resort.

ski resorts in Italy, Kronplatz, opted to

Our IT-department is working intensively

integrate their system in the TechnoAlpin

Happy reading!

on our software packages. One of the results of their efforts is the weather module which is available for our ATASSplus data management system. It enables accurate recording of weather data and precise weather forecasts, helping ski resort operators to plan their slope opening times more effectively. The Snowfactory, our snow gun for temperatures above zero, is ideal for events of any kind and it allows more accurate planning and guarantees the required snow cover. The DSV (German Ski Asso-

Erich Gummerer

Walter Rieder

Régis-Antoine Decolasse

ciation) is the proud owner of two Snowfactory systems and rents them out for various events. They had no problems to guarantee snow coverage for the World Cup events in Klingenthal, Willingen and Ruhpolding.

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ENGELBERG TITLIS

MODERNIZATION OF SNOW-MAKING SYSTEM THE ENGELBERG TITLIS SKI RESORT IS VERY POPULAR WITH LOCALS AND TOURISTS BECAUSE OF ITS PROXIMITY TO ZURICH AND LUCERNE. TECHNOALPIN HAS SUCCEEDED IN ESTABLISHING A PARTNERSHIP WITH THIS SPECTACULAR DESTINATION SINCE 2014. IN THE FIRST YEAR THE ENTIRE SNOWMAKING SYSTEM WAS CONVERTED TO THE ATASSPLUS CONTROL SYSTEM. AT THE SAME TIME THE PUMPING STATION HYDRAULICS AND ELECTRICS WERE UPGRADED TO TECHNOALPIN‘S STANDARDS. THE UNIT USED TO ROUTE DRINKING WATER FROM THE VALLEY UP TO THE TITLIS MOUNTAIN WAS ALSO INTEGRATED IN THE TECHNOALPIN CONTROL SYSTEM. Existing pits on the site were replaced

Titlis was optimized during the 2015

and a 1.2 km pipeline, it is now possible

by new TechnoAlpin pits, and various

expansion phase. This involved drain-

to pump sufficient water into the exist-

snow guns were supplied. The biggest

ing some of the water from the existing

ing system and to improve the pressure

challenge was taking over all nine exist-

„Trübsee“ reservoir and drilling a new

conditions in the entire resort.

ing pumping stations and various valve

extraction line in the spring of 2015.

While the new Engelberg-Trübsee-Stand

boxes which were connected together.

Thanks to the installation of an addi-

gondola lift was being built, the main

The general water supply in Engelberg

tional booster pump, two cooling towers

focus was on renovating the existing

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SWITZERLAND

The project at a glance 2014: • 2x M20 mobile • 41x V3 • Partial conversion of the existing pits (PE pits, ground anchors, concrete pits) • 2x TF10 mobile • 1x T40 mobile • 2x T40 mounted on 1.6 m tower • 2x TF10 mounted on 1.6 m tower • 1x TF10 rebuilt on existing arm 2015: • 7x TF10 on 3.5 m lift • 3x T40 mobile snow-making system in Stand. This was

park and the midway station area have

• 5x TF10 mobile

extended from the midway station of

already been installed and fitted. The

• 9x V3ee

Trübsee to the summit station of Stand.

pipe installation work is due to be com-

• PS200 extension:

This involved building a new pumping

pleted in 2016. Refurbishing the drink-

- 1x pump, 132 kW, 63 l/s and 155 m

pit below the new mid-way station to

ing water pipeline and drains for the

- 2 cooling towers, 40 l/s, withdrawal &

take the water from the new Trübsee

summit station of Stand was started at

extraction line. The existing pumps were

the same time. These pipes are being

reused and redesigned, and three new

supplied and laid by TechnoAlpin. The

high-pressure pumps were installed.

snow-making system has been designed

250 kW, 33 l/s and 550 m

There are also plans for new pits with

to allow for future extensions towards

- 2 new drinking water pumps

various fixed snow guns on this stretch,

the Jochpass mountain pass but mainly

and the first pits and lines for the snow

in the direction of the Titlis glacier.

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feeder station to PS800 • PS800 extension: - 3x pumps with frequency converter,

www.engelberg.ch www.titlis.ch

PROJECT

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KRONPLATZ

NEW CONTROL SYSTEM WITH 116 KM OF SLOPES AND 32 STATE-OF-THE-ART LIFT SYSTEMS, THE SKI RESORT OF KRONPLATZ IS ONE OF THE TOP WINTER SPORTS DESTINATIONS IN THE NORTH OF ITALY. KRONPLATZ HAS BEEN A TECHNOALPIN CUSTOMER FOR YEARS. THE SKI RESORT HAS A NUMBER OF TECHNOALPIN SNOW GUNS WHICH HAD PREVIOUSLY BEEN LINKED INTO THE CUSTOMER‘S OWN CONTROL SYSTEM. Work began in the summer of 2015

and together, in September – and it all

TechnoAlpin data-control system. The

to integrate the whole system into the

went off without a hitch.

brief was also to extend the snow-mak-

ATASSplus data-control system. This in-

In addition, the existing company-owned

ing system therefore 9x TF10 were sup-

volved changing the control units in 13

control units in 28x M20, 19x M18 and

plied and integrated in the ATASS-plus

existing pumping stations and reprogram-

7 lances were replaced with an original

control system.

ming the existing control units in two oth-

TechnoAlpin control unit. The existing

The extension comprises the full da-

ers in order to link them into the ATASSplus

Siemens control unit was reprogrammed

ta-control package, including water

system. The challenge was then to put all

on 25x M90. All these snow guns could

management, energy limitation, update

15 pumping stations into operation in time

then be successfully linked into the

contracts and wind-tracking function.

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ITALY

Kronplatz Seilbahn AG has been developing its snow-making system since the late 1980s and consistently pushing ahead with automation technology. We originally had to come up with an in-house solution for the entire pumping station and snow-gun control system because there was nothing suitable on offer. In view of the rapid progress, both in terms of snowgun technology and control software, we decided to replace the original control software and hardware in the summer of 2015 after more than 20 years of service. Given the size and complexity of the snow-making system, the changeover

The project at a glance • Commissioning of 15 pumping stations: - Replacement of control units in 13 pumping stations - Reprogramming of 2 further pumping stations • Integration of TechnoAlpin control units in: - 28x M20 - 19x M18 - 7 lances

was always going to be a challenge, but we joined forces and

• Reprogramming of the control units in 25x M90

succeeded in the end in installing the ATASSplus software and

• Delivery of 9x TF10

putting the snow-making technology into operation.

• Integration of full control system:

Dr. Ing. Christian Erroi, Director of Kronplatz Seilbahn AG

- Water management - Energy limitation - Update contracts - Wind tracking - etc.

www.kronplatz.com

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PROJECT

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TURKEY

SIVAS YILDIZ DAĞ I KAYAK MERKEZI

GUARANTEED SNOW THE POPULAR SIVAS YILDIZ DAĞI KAYAK MERKEZI SKI RESORT IN TURKEY TURNED TO THE SNOW EXPERTS FROM TECHNOALPIN FOR THE INSTALLATION OF A NEW SNOW-MAKING SYSTEM. SNOW-MAKING SYSTEM. October 2015 saw the work start on building a reservoir and enlarging the snow-making system. The new reservoir has a capacity of 50,000 m³ and is located at the height of 1,850 m. Six kilometers of cast iron pipes were laid between main pumping station PS100, pumping station PS200 and the reservoir in order to ensure an optimal water supply. There are also nine kilometers of pipes connecting the various pits on the ski slopes. An additional 95 concrete pits were constructed. The snow-making system was installed with 94x Rubis and one T40 fan gun. The equipment was integrated into the TechnoAlpin ATASSplus control system. The work will be completed in 2016.

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The project at a glance • 6 km of cast iron pipe • 9 km of steel pipe • Reservoir with a capacity of 50,000 m³ • Construction of 2 transformer stations, 1x 1250 kVA and 1x 1000 kVA • ES100 water extraction point (1430 m): 1x submerged pump, 3x high-pressure pump, 2x compressor • 1x T40 on 1.6 m tower with centralized air, Hydromat W3 in pit • 94x Rubis SR10 Evo, with YB valve in pit • 95x concrete pits • ATASSplus

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WHAT DOES HE DO...?

WHAT DOES HE DO...

STEFAN STERR?

STEFAN STERR CAME ON BOARD IN 2015 WHEN TECHNOALPIN BROUGHT HIM IN TO MEET THE INCREASING DEMAND FOR PIPE SYSTEMS TAILORED FOR SNOWMAKING SYSTEMS. HE HEADS UP THE SALES AND DISTRIBUTION OF CAST IRON PIPE SYSTEMS ALL OVER THE WORLD, EXPERTLY ASSISTING THE SALES TEAM WITH HIS TEN YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN THE CAST IRON PIPE INDUSTRY. „As head of sales of cast iron pipe

lowing new alternative technologies to

„This job brings new challenges all the

systems, I liaise with all the project

be discussed and offered.

time and that is what I find exciting

managers, site supervisors, the bid

Stefan also decides on the product range.

about it. When we are working with

processing section, sales staff and the

New pipes and fittings are developed

existing pipes, we need to provide the

end customers. It is important to have

jointly with the supplier, Saint-Gobain

right products for difficult installation

oversight of the projects from the out-

PAM. His remit also includes putting

situations or for connections in prob-

set and to define the terms of ski slope

strategies in place for the use of the

lematic locations,“ said Stefan, „there-

inspections and the routing of the pipe-

ALPINAL Systems and making recom-

fore we sometimes also work closely

lines,“ said Stefan.

mendations in relation to applications.

with external planning offices.

Some aspects of the job are purely

Stefan also trains TechnoAlpin employees

What does he particularly enjoy about

sales work but other aspects exploit

in order to share his know-how about

the job? „I like working in a culturally

the technical subject knowledge and

pipe systems internally as much as pos-

diverse business and it is also a pleas-

experience which Stefan acquired over

sible. He also works closely with the Mar-

ure and a privilege to be able to work in

many years working for a manufacturer

keting office when new catalogues need

the mountains and with snow. Skiing is

of cast iron pipe systems, thereby al-

to be produced on cast iron pipe systems.

one of my favourite hobbies!“

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WHAT DOES HE DO...?

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SNOWFACTORY

IN NORTHERN EUROPE The TechnoAlpin Snowfactory makes it possible to generate snow at temperatures above zero C°. An advanced and proven cooling technology is used to bring the temperature of the water below freezing point and to generate snow by innovative means. The Snowfactory gives ski resort operators more scope and certainty if they are planning ski slope openings, for example, or other kinds of events. After a successful installation in Winterberg in 2014, the demand was high in 2015, particularly in Scandinavia where three projects followed in quick succession.

Sjüsjoen, Norway

„The Snowfactory was running 24 h

The popular ski resort of Sjüsjoen is

a day without any problems. I was

just 20 km from the Olympic venue of

also able to gain remote access to the

Lillehammer. The Snowfactory enables

machine to monitor operations thanks

the operators there to guarantee snow

to the connection to the ATASSplus

coverage, especially in the modern Bi-

system. The machine is very easy to

athlon Arena. The fixed SF220 has been

use because it is fully automatic.“

installed in Sjüsjoen where it is produc-

Espen Vetsch,

ing 220 m³ of snow per day.

Park Manager at Sjüsjoen

Geilo, Norway

„The quality of the snow is fantastic

The ski resort of Geilo had stored

and the machine runs really well.“

20,000 m³ of snow from the previous

Geir Flage,

season and this enabled the opening of a slope prepared for training purposes two whole months before the start of the

Maintenance Manager and Geilo Snowfactory-Manager

season. The ski slope is maintained with the help of the TechnoAlpin Snowfactory and this also helps to prevent snow loss through melting. A mobile SF100 was installed in Geilo where it is producing 100 m³ of snow every day.

Idre Fjäll, Sweden

„I was really impressed with the dis-

Idre Fjäll was the first ski resort to open

tribution system. I was able to spray

the season in Sweden thanks to stored

the snow across a width of 85 m“

snow supplies and the mobile SF100

Jonas Pålsson, Snowfactory-

Snowfactory.

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Manager in Idre Fjäll


SNOWFACTORY

SNOWFACTORY AND THE DSV

Offizieller Ausrüster des

THE GERMAN SKI ASSOCIATION (DSV) HAS BOUGHT TWO SNOW PRODUCERS FROM THE SNOWFACTORY LINE AND IS USING THESE MACHINES AT COMPETITION VENUES IN GERMANY. THIS WILL HELP BOTH THE ASSOCIATION AND THE ORGANIZERS AT THE RELEVANT VENUES TO PLAN AND RUN EVENTS, GIVING THEM ADDED CERTAINTY AND CONFIDENCE THAT THE RIGHT CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL.

said Vogel, „and so we are very glad

The Snowfactory machines were used

Walter Vogel, Director of DSV Market-

Two Snowfactory machines were also

on the ski jump in Klingenthal at the

ing GmbH, saw the Snowfactory snow

used shortly before Christmas for the Bi-

start of winter in order to guarantee that

producers as a fundamental require-

athlon World Cup in Ruhpolding in order

the World Cup ski jump opening event

ment to be able to hold the World Cup

to be able to run both competitions at

would go off without a hitch. The volume

in Klingenthal. „Without the Snowfactory

the beginning of 2016. Snow was being

of snow produced amounted to around

machines the World Cup would definite-

produced for the World Cup event for

3,000 m³.

ly not have gone ahead in Klingenthal,“

about two weeks.

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that we decided to buy these machines. They are reliable and work perfectly. The Snowfactory snow producers give our event organizers the certainty they need to plan ahead. Having already had positive experiences with the existing TechnoAlpin machines, we knew that we already had a reliable business partner by our side who produces high-quality snow guns.“

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CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING

IN NORTHERN EUROPE CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING IS A VERY POPULAR WINTER SPORT IN NORTHERN EUROPE AND THIS IS MAKING CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING CENTERS INCREASINGLY RELIANT ON SNOW-MAKING TECHNOLOGY, ESPECIALLY IN THE SOUTHERN SCANDINAVIA. THE CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING CENTERS WITH SNOW-MAKING SYSTEMS ARE IN A POSITION TO OPEN EARLIER THAN OTHERS IN THE AREA AND SO EXTEND THEIR SEASON. The project at a glance • 1x T40 • 1x TF10 • 1x V3 • ATASSplus • Pump, 50 l/s • Reservoir

Tranemo

system, the cross-country ski center

ern Sweden to open its doors at the

Because of its position in Southern

was able to stay open a whole 122

start of the season. The Swedish Ski

Sweden, the Tranemo cross-country

days longer than the other centers in

Association singled out the Tranemo

center is prone to extremely margin-

the region. It is also one of the first

cross-country skiing center for an

al temperatures. Thanks to the new

cross-country ski centers in South-

award for the best cross-country trails.

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NORTHERN EUROPE

Borås

machines were already hard at work

The Borås ski stadium is not far from the

and were in operation for around 400

Tranemo cross-country ski center. Having

hours. The snow guns are fully auto-

been inspired by Tranemo, the operators

matic. The water for the system is tak-

at Borås contacted the snow experts and

en from the sea.

arranged for two 30 l/s pumps to be installed and pipelines to be laid. One

Cross-Country World Cup: Royal Palace Sprint

Bålsta

The Swedish Ski Association leased two

The Bålsta cross-country ski center near

T40 mobile pumps from TechnoAlpin.

Stockholm also relies on snow produced

Söderhamn

They provided the snow for the routes

by TechnoAlpin systems. A new system

The cross-country ski center in Sö-

for the Cross-Country World Cup Royal

was installed with two T40 machines

derhamn decided to buy two T40

Castle Sprint in Stockholm. The new

and one V3 with compressor. A pumping

mobile pumps to provide snow for its

system produced 15,000 m³ of snow for

station was also built and two kilometers

cross-country ski runs. In January the

the World Cup.

of pipeline were laid.

TF10 and one V3 were integrated in the ATASSplus data control system.

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PHOENIX PARK

OLYMPIC SNOW PHOENIX PARK WILL BE ONE OF THE MAIN VENUES FOR THE 2018 OLYMPIC GAMES IN PYEONGCHANG, SOUTH KOREA. ALL OF THE SNOWBOARD AND FREESTYLE SKI EVENTS IN THE 2018 OLYMPIC GAMES WILL BE HELD THERE.

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SOUTH KOREA

The project at a glance • 51x TF10 on 4.5 m lift • 6x TF10, arm-mounted • 37 retractable pits • ATASSplus

www.phoenixpark.co.kr The entire area for the Olympic Games

will also be installed. The ATASSplus

were completed in a record time of just

– six competition slopes in total – will

system will be used to control the entire

four months starting in July 2015. Back

be equipped by TechnoAlpin with the

snow-making system. The two existing

in November it was already possible to

latest snow-making machinery. This will

pumping stations will also be automat-

produce the snow for the Olympic heats

include 51x TF10 machines mounted on

ed by TechnoAlpin and connected to the

which were held in February 2016. The

4.5 m lifts and six arm-mounted TF10

control system.

other ski slopes will also be equipped

machines. An additional 27 retractable pits for mobile automatic snow guns

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with TechnoAlpin snow-making systems The Slopestyle and Ski Cross slopes

in the summer of 2016.

PROJECT

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Wetbulb Temperature -5,0 °C Temperature -4,5 °C Humidity 90 % Wind Speed 50 km/h

Wetbulb Temperature -3,0 °C Temperature -2,5 °C Humidity 90 % Wind Speed 10 km/h

Wetbulb Temperature -5,5 °C Temperature -4,0 °C Humidity 70 % Wind Speed 30 km/h

Wetbulb Temperature -5,2 °C Temperature -2,0 °C Humidity 40 % Wind Speed 2 km/h

ATASSplus UPDATE 2016 Wetbulb Temperature -4,6 °C Temperature -3,0 °C Humidity 70 % Wind Speed 8 km/h

TO EXPLOIT THE WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY IN THE FALL FOR SNOW GENERATION AND TO PRODUCE SNOW OF THE HIGHEST QUALITY AS EFFICIENTLY AS POSSIBLE – THESE ARE PRESUMABLY THE TARGETS OF ANY SKI RESORT. THE ATASSPLUS CONTROL SOFTWARE DEVELOPED BY TECHNOALPIN HAS PROVED TO BE THE OPTIMUM TOOL FOR THIS COMPLEX CHALLENGE. THE 2016 UPDATE WILL FURTHER SIMPLIFY THE CONTROL OF THE SYSTEM AND REVOLUTIONIZE PLANNING FOR THE SNOW SEASON. Weather module

and integrate all the relevant weather

perature differences in the ski resort.

Until now ski resorts have had to rely

data in the ATASSplus software. The

Only local measurements can yield lo-

on the weather forecasts issued by the

collected data is analyzed profession-

cal forecasts.

regional meteorological offices to help

ally and combined with meteorological

The weather can be forecasted accu-

with their planning. What is more, tem-

model data by virtue of the collabo-

rately for up to ten days, helping the

peratures can vary immensely in the

ration with Europe‘s largest private

managers decide where to deploy

smallest of areas, especially in alpine

weather service, MeteoGroup. This re-

snowmaking equipment and person-

terrain. The new weather module is

sults in accurate and precise weather

nel for maximum efficiency and to se-

now here to help. A meteo station is

forecasts relevant to the use of snow

lect the right date for opening the ski

installed on each snow gun to collect

guns, even when there are large tem-

slopes.

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SOFTWARE

New improved SnowManager

ATASSplus in mobile app form

ATASSplus has been able to import and

ATASSplus has been available as a mobile app for all Android devices since the 2015

display data from different systems for

version. Not only can data be monitored in this way but all the main parameters can

snow depth measurement since 2014.

also be configured via the app.

With the 2016 update the average snow

The 2016 release now also features a graph of the pumping station, allowing all the

depth is now also displayed in cm as

pumping station flow charts to be displayed and used.

well as using color. The various minimum snow quantities

New improved user interface

can still be specified for the season as

Even more detail can be shown in the map view in ATASSplus 2016 because high-res-

it progresses, such as the minimum

olution orthophotographs can now also be used for the display.

amount required to open the slopes or

The filter and search facilities have also been upgraded, making the system even

the amount needed for the entire sea-

faster to use. The user interface has also been adapted to the new standards of es-

son. As menitoned earlier, the new

tablished programs and has become more intuitive. Very important information now

feature in the 2016 version is that the

stands out even more.

required snow depth can now also be shown in cm. The SnowManager then

Simplified maintenance

automatically calculates the amount

ATASSplus now includes important documents for the servicing and maintenance of

still needed for each pit and slope. As

the system, such as manuals, circuit diagrams, quick reference guides and exploded

soon as the limit is reached, the snow

drawings.

operations team is informed and, if so

Any spare parts which are needed can be ordered via ATASSplus in the new spare

desired, the snowmaking process can

parts shop which has also been optimized. In the future ATASSplus will feature a

be stopped automatically.

history of spare parts purchase orders.

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LE GRAND BORNAND

TECHNOALPIN EXTENDS SNOWMAKING SYSTEM IN SUMMER 2015, THE SKI RESORT OPERATOR AT LE GRAND-BORNAND SELECTED TECHNOALPIN TO UPGRADE ITS SNOW-MAKING SYSTEM. THE PROJECT FOCUSED ON THE „LES GETTIERS“ SKI SLOPE, WITH THE INSTALLATION OF 11 NEW SNOW GUNS.

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FRANCE

The project at a glance • 4x T40 on 1.6 m tower • 5x TF10 on 2.6 m tower • 1x TF10 on 3.5 m tower • 1x TF10 on 4.5 m tower • 1x TL6 • ATASSplus

www.legrandbornand.com

This is one of the main slopes located

this extension, a TL6 was installed in the

in the center of the resort. The opera-

„Envers“ section of the ski resort. The

tors insisted on bringing in TechnoAlpin

TL6 is the latest snow lance model and

experts for such an important section of

boasts six control settings for optimum

the ski resort.

performance adapted to the extreme

This expansion has allowed the resort

weather conditions on the mountain.

to increase snow production in this im-

ATASSplus is used to control the entire

portant region significantly. In addition to

snow-making system.

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VALLE NEVADO

CAST-IRON SNOW GUARANTEE VALLE NEVADO IS ONE OF THE LARGEST SKI RESORTS IN CHILE AND IS LOCATED ABOUT AN HOUR FROM THE CAPITAL, SANTIAGO DE CHILE. THE RESORT IS KNOWN FOR THE QUALITY OF THE SNOW ON THE SKI SLOPES WHICH EXTEND OVER 900 HECTARES FROM AN ALTITUDE OF 2860 M ABOVE SEA LEVEL TO 3670 M ABOVE SEA LEVEL ON THE SUMMIT CIMA TRES PUNTAS. Valle Nevado engaged the assistance of

m above sea level. The length of the

being installed which can pump water

TechnoAlpin in order to guarantee high

snowmaking network is currently being

both to the upper area of the Cima An-

quality of snow on the ski slopes from

extended by about two kilometers with

des and to the lower area.

the beginning of the season. The wa-

Alpinal ductile cast iron pipes, electric

ter for the snowmaking system is taken

cables and data cables. A pump with an

This will be the first system in South

from Ballicas lake at an altitude of 3250

output of approximately 60 l/s is also

America with reservoir aeration. This

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CHILE

The project at a glance lowers the average temperature of the

handling for the conditions and boast

reservoir water and allows snow produc-

high levels of efficiency even in border-

tion to begin earlier. The system includes

line temperatures. The two snow guns

19 supply points with underground re-

planned for use on height-adjustable

inforced concrete pits and overground

towers can also be used as mobile ver-

hydrants. There are plans for the instal-

sions on an undercarriage with wheels

lation of ten T40 type fan guns. These

so that the snow production operations

fan guns are ideal for the Valle Nevado

can be moved to precisely where the

ski slopes because they have the right

snow is needed.

• 2 km of underground snow-making network • HP pump outputting approx. 60 l/s - 315 kW • Submerged pump outputting approx. 42 l/s - 75 kW • Reservoir air compressor, 22 kW • 19x connection points for fan guns • 2x T40, lift-mounted • 3x T40, fixed tower-mounted installation • 5x T40 on mobile undercarriage • ATASSplus

www.vallenevado.com

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40 YEARS

OF EXPERIENCE...!! VERY FEW HISTORICAL PLAYERS OF THE SNOWMAKING MARKET CAN CLAIM 40 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE! THIS IS THE CASE FOR THE FRENCH SUBSIDIARY OF TECHNOALPIN! Indeed, it all began in 1976 in Fran-

and then of the machine room (Liberty),

ment for the group, the other one being

ce: In December of that year, the first

development of lances, internal and ex-

in Bolzano.

prototype slope, equipped with air &

ternal mixing (Borax, Safyr and Rubis)...

Today, the combined skills of all the

water snow guns, was installed in Méri-

group’s engineers fully contribute to

bel-Mottaret (France) ... At the time the

It‘s all this expertise and experience,

the reinforcement of the technological

engineers had chosen to focus their de-

cultivated throughout the years of ser-

advantage of TechnoAlpin on the air

velopments on the air & water techno-

vice and innovation, and of course ski

& water and fan technology as well as

logy and full automatic snowmaking in-

area operations, which are now integra-

software development! These are the

stallations! Over the next four decades,

ted into the TechnoAlpin group, through

foundations that support the ability of

the development team moved quickly

the activities of its French subsidiary.

TechnoAlpin to be the major partner of

through the innovations: regulating val-

Besides, TechnoAlpin France is one of

ski resorts for snowmaking, now and for

ves (YA, YB and VAR), automation of trail

two centers for Research and Develop-

years to come.

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AUSTRALIA

EXPANSION IN AUSTRALIA Mt. Hotham There has been new investment in the

slopes earlier and extending the season

snowmaking system at Mt Hotham. The

in the spring as well. The work is due

expanded system means that Mt Ho-

to be completed by the time the season

tham can have snow coverage for the

starts in June 2016.

entire season. The system was designed

The project at a glance • 11x Double Borax 6 m including steel pits

www.mtbuller.com.au

to provide snow for slopes for both beginners and advanced skiers. The ski

Mt. Buller

resort is now capable of opening the ski

The ski resort of Mt Buller is situated three hours from Melbourne and has

The project at a glance

Mt. Hotham

snow is guaranteed for all, from begin-

• 5x T40 with blade heating on hydraulic 3.5 m lift • 7x TF10 mobile • 6x T60 with blade heating on hydraulic lift • 1.6 km of cast iron pipe

www.mthotham.com.au

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over 300 ha of ski slopes. Fun in the

Mt. Buller

ners right through to professionals. Mt Buller used to be a York customer and has still remained true to the technology since the merger with TechnoAlpin. TechnoAlpin supplied 11x Double Borax 6 m complete with steel pits for the extension of the snow-making system.

PROJECT

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ARGENTINA

CERRO CASTOR

RENOVATION OF SNOW-MAKING SYSTEM BACK IN 2005, CERRO CASTOR WAS THE FIRST SKI RESORT IN SOUTH AMERICA TO SELECT TECHNOALPIN FOR THE SUPPLY OF A MOBILE M20 WITH ELECTRICAL ACTUATOR (XE MOTOR). Since then, the relationship between

an existing ski slope was fitted with new

The ATASSplus control system update

Cerro Castor in the province of Ushuaia

cast iron pipes, routed from the booster

will be installed during the work in the

and TechnoAlpin has gone from strong

pumping station. Improvements were

spring of 2016.

to stronger. First of all, automatic snow

made to the water supply system in

guns were installed in the existing sys-

2014, with the addition of new cast iron

tem (tower-mounted M18, mobile M18

pipelines and 15 new pits. This means

and stand-alone V3 lances). Then Tech-

that all the snow guns in the system can

noAlpin designed and built a new, fully

be supplied at the same time. Building

automatic pumping station, integrated

work began in the spring of 2016 on a

the existing system in the automatic

new section of the snow-making sys-

control system, and installed new snow

tem, with a new reservoir capable of

guns on a new ski slope (Halcón Pe-

holding 10,000 m³ and a new pumping

legrino). TechnoAlpin supplied the first

station with an output of approximate-

Alpinal cast iron pipes for this ski slope.

ly 90 m³/h which will supply three ski

The existing pumping station was moved

slopes through pipelines made of ductile

to the middle section of the ski resort

cast iron. This will enable the supply of

in order to be able to supply the middle

up to nine snow-making points per ski

and upper sections of the complex. Then

slope.

The project at a glance • 1x pumping station, 45 l/s • 1x pumping station, 25 l/s • 1x pumping station, 17 l/s • 10 km of snow-making pipelines, water pipes and supply cables • 47x pits • 1x M20 automatic mobile • 2x M18, lift-mounted • 3x M18 automatic mobile • 1x T60, arm-mounted • 2x T40 mobile • 1x T40, lift-mounted • 5x TF10, lift-mounted • 4x V3 compressor • ATASSplus

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IN MEMORIAM

IN MEMORIAM

ANGEL JARAIZ In fond memory of Angel Jaraiz long-standing trading partner We received some sad news in mid-February. Our

Angel Jaraiz is no longer with us. since 2000. The first project TechnoAlpin and Angel had been working together and it is still one of our we completed together was in the Sierra Nevada, flagship projects.

fight. His enthusiasm was inAngel showed us what real passion is and how to n and Casli enjoy such high fectious. It is thanks to him alone that TechnoAlpi chose to form a partnersstanding in Spain today. We can be proud that Angel the other companies. hip with TechnoAlpin, singling us out from all

Angel, you will be sorely missed.

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INFORMATION

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…ALL ABOUT TECHNOALPIN

DID YOU KNOW...? THAT TechnoAlpin made snow for the King of Norway? On January 17, 2016 Norway congratulated its monarch, King Harald V, on 25 years on the throne. A little skiing race for children was organized in his honor in front of the Royal Palace in Oslo. The arrangement was to have a T40 produce 1,000 m³ of snow and to have the remaining 6,000 m³ transported in from ski resorts for the event. But the T40 produced so much snow that no

THAT

additional supplies were needed. TechnoAlpin has once again

donated the budget for Christmas gifts for customers to a good cause?

THAT TechnoAlpin makes colored snow?

This time we helped to fund the rebuild-

Artist Philipp Messner covered the lawn in front of the Alte Pinakothek art muse-

ing of a hospital and a neighbouring

um in Munich with multicolored snow with the help of three TF10 machines and

nurse training school in Thame (Nepal).

some food coloring. The visitors had great fun running over the brightly colored

The buildings had been completely de-

snow and making colorful snowmen. Needless to say, snowball fights with color-

stroyed in the devastating earthquake

ed snow were a mandatory part of the action.

in April 2015. Thanks to the donation, the village community now has access to free primary care again. We at TechnoAlpin are pleased to have been able to help the inhabitants of Thame at this difficult time.

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THANK YOU

WE WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO EXTEND A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERS. THE COMMITMENT AND PROFESSIONALISM THEY DEMONSTRATE IS WHAT MAKES TECHNOALPIN A LEADING COMPANY.

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