How Much Snow does a Mountain Need to Open its Pistes?

Skiing on top of Piste 2 in Pila, with inversion in the bottom. Photo: The-Ski-Guru. How Much Snow does a Mountain Need to Open its Pistes?
How much snow does a mountain need to open its pistes? With the news of incredible warm temperatures in the Alps, and how many lower ski resorts could not open or needed to close last week, I want to dig in how much snow does a resort needs to open.
 
It is not a straightforward answer!
Evening ski in Pila. Photo: The-Ski-Guru. How Much Snow does a Mountain Need to Open its Pistes?
Evening ski in Pila. Photo: The-Ski-Guru. How Much Snow does a Mountain Need to Open its Pistes?
 
It depends on several factors:
 
*Altitude
*Mountain Orientation
*Depth of Snow before Snowfall
*Has the mountain grassy fields or rocky soil
*Temperatures
*Availability of Snowmaking (man-made snow)
Le Vieux Grenier- 80 cm x 60 cm - £1300 + shipping. In my store. Soft pastels, pan pastels and pastel pencils on La Carte Pastel.
Le Vieux Grenier- 80 cm x 60 cm – £1300 + shipping. In my store. Soft pastels, pan pastels and pastel pencils on La Carte Pastel.
 
Let me delve a bit more on each subject!

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Ski Biz News – Why attending the Trade Exchange @MTS2018 is a savvy investment!

MTS attendees having a great time at a closing party on top of the mountain - Banff, MTS 2017

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Ski Business: At the Trade Exchange at MTS 2018, you can reach your ideal client, build brand awareness, and make connections to last a lifetime. The Trade Exchange brings together hundreds of buyers and sellers from 35+ countries in a “speed-dating-for-business” atmosphere. Watch and see why you should join us in Heavenly – South Lake Tahoe 8-14 April 2018.

 

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