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Snowboarding News | Sunday September 10, 2017 | Shared By: Arapahoe Basin

Our snowmaking team is working hard getting the system ready to go. The fan guns are out on the hill. Last week we started diverting water and the reservoir should be full soon.
Each snowamking fan gun requires water from a hydrant and a pipeline and high voltage electricity. We have literally miles and miles of buried snowmaking water pipelines and power lines. Over the summer weird things happen, ground shifts, critters chew lines, pipes rust, etc. Last week the team checked all the power supplies. All the guns were working well. This week we will start pumping water to test the pumps, the pipelines and the hydrants.
Our typical start date for snowmaking is late September or early October. Mother Nature calls that shot.


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