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Snowmaking

Snow Making At Great Bear

Snowmaking and Grooming

Great Bear works very hard to ensure we provide the best experience to everyone. We pride ourselves on being able to cover 100% of our ski, snowboard and tubing trails with the latest in snowmaking and snow grooming technology, including: 

  • 17 snow guns
  • 2 snow cats
  • Dedicated team working overnight to ensure your snow is powder fresh!

 Snowmaking

Everyone always says, “ well it is snowing outside, that has got to be snowmaking temperatures right?” Well that is wrong. It can be 30 and snowing like crazy but that is Mother Nature for you. Snow is naturally made at very high altitudes and then falls, that is the very basic science of snow for you. If you’d like to read more you can go to the website listed at the bottom of this article.

Now with man made snow, which is the majority of our snow, it is a bit more complicated. Ideally it needs to be AT MOST 25 degrees with a low humidity. We could write PAGES upon pages of snowmaking facts but our buddies at SMI do a much better job of explaining it.

Science of Snow

https://nsidc.org/cryosphere/snow/science/formation.html

Basic Snowmaking Knowledge

http://www.snowmakers.com/snowmaking-basic.html

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