SkiCo Proposes New Snowmaking At Snowmass
After a slow start to last ski season, Aspen Skiing Company wants to continue to develop its snowmaking capacity.
The company has a proposal in front of the U.S. Forest Service to add snowmaking infrastructure including 2 miles of pipeline, enough to make snow to cover 34 acres of terrain in the Alpine Springs area. Officials say this will improve early and late-season snow conditions on three ski trails - Lodgepole, Lunkerville and Adam’s Avenue.
That plan is open for public comment until mid-September and construction could begin in the summer of 2019.
This season, SkiCo is working to improve efficiency in its snowmaking capacity on Snowmass, Highlands and Buttermilk. Crews are replacing aging infrastructure and adding equipment to make snow on several trails at the three mountains.