Snowmaking on Kreischberg
Kreischberg has made a name for itself over many years as a ski resort with guaranteed snow and an efficient snowmaking system. A great deal is regularly invested in this system in order to produce technical snow even more efficiently and energy-consciously.
The “heart” of the snowmaking system on Kreischberg is the large reservoir which is located at 1,800 metres above sea level and holds 250,000 m³ of water, making it the largest snowmaking pond in Styria.
115 km of pipelines have been laid into the slopes and supply 196 snow machines. In addition, a cooling tower system was installed in 2014 to cool the water for snowmaking and thus increase its efficiency.
With this powerful snowmaking system, it is possible to cover over 90 percent of the ski area (approx. 140 hectares in total) with snow in just a few cold days!
How the snowmaking system works
Technical snow is the basis for optimum snow conditions in the ski area. Kreischberg has one of the most efficient snowmaking facilities in Austria. A snowmaking system essentially consists of three parts:
The quality of snow production and slope grooming are the prerequisites for a perfect skiing experience.
Kreischberg regularly receives the highest awards for this quality, for example as part of the “International Ski Area Test” or by the rating portal “skiresort.de”.
In addition to the technical requirements, i.e. modern snowmaking equipment and piste bashers, a team of employees is needed who ensure perfect conditions and satisfied guests every day with a lot of experience, know-how and passion. And we are rightly proud of this team!