Snow Making

14 December 2016

For many holidaymakers, a winter vacation means the search for snow. For skiers in particular the hunt becomes a ritual. Daily checks on forecasts and webcams follow pain staking research dissecting snowfall charts from the previous decade of winters. It can be a nervous process, the necessities of booking so far in advance dictate an expectant wait for the winter’s first storms. But mountain weather is fickle, and snow is not guaranteed. Should the snow not come, we worry we will be left disappointed, and with this much time and money invested, the possibility looms large.

But fear not, eager skier! The Dolomiti Superski pass covers some of the most snow-sure terrain in Europe, if not the world. Not because of its altitude, or glaciated terrain, but because of the extensive investment in snow making infrastructure. As I write, despite the lack of any significant snowfall in the region, 684km of slopes are open. In total, 1168km of slopes here are covered by snow making machinery, so that number is only set to rise.

Snow-making in the Italian Dolomites

The statistics for the Dolomites are staggering, 4700 snow cannons manned by 3000 staff. 330 snow cats ensuring each piste is kept in perfect condition, guaranteed bashing of every piste, every night. The famous highlight of the region’s skiing, the Sella Ronda, is open in both directions, as is access to the area’s highest – the Marmolada.

Nothing related to the weather is certain, but this level of infrastructure ensures no one could ski in the Dolomites and leave unimpressed at the amount of effort that goes into producing the best skiing experience possible. With Dolomiti Superski’s commitment to ensuring an unforgettable experience, we can leave the weather worry behind.

*All statistics from Dolomiti Superski

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