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Keystone Resort Sets Up New High-Efficiency Snow Guns In Hopes Of An Earlier Start To The Season

Keystone New energy efficient snow-making tools are implemented at Keystone Resort in Keystone, Colo. as pictured on Tuesday, Sept. 17. (Liz Copan / ecopan@summitdaily.com)

With the race to opening day going strong and (hopefully) coming up soon, Keystone Resort is ramping up the competition with new snowmaking technology. The resort just replaced 50 of their snow guns, which were previously manual or semi-automatic, with new high-efficiency and fully automatic snow guns. 


Chris Ingham, director of mountain operations at Keystone Resort, said the resort plans to start snowmaking by the end of the month as their snow guns are most efficient at 27 degrees Fahrenheit. The new snow guns will increase the rate of conversion from water to snow without upping water usage and some of the machines feature a “swinging arm” that evenly disperses the snow. 

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