According to Transworld Business, Woodward Tahoe has introduced technology that will allow snowboarders and skiers to ride on real snow all summer long at camp. The technology is dubbed the Snowfactory, which is based on a refrigeration process that is similar to air conditioning. Water is sprayed on the inside of an ice maker that is equipped with a double wall. The water then freezes completely, gets harvested, and is distributed throughout the slope. The water used to produce the snow is completely clean and free of biological content that would threaten the environment.
“This game-changing technology will allow skiers and snowboarders to ride in California all summer long – it doesn’t get any cooler than that. We are proud to offer this experience for campers and riders of all abilities who want to play in the snow at summer camp.” said Shaydar Edelmann, vice president, Boreal operations.
Through the use of this refrigeration operation, the snow that is produced has a low melting rate due to the exchange from dry ice to air. The new Snowfactory ensures campers that they will have lift access to real snow all summer long. This technology has proven successful in Europe, but Woodward Tahoe is the first to use it in the United States.
The camp is held at Boreal Mountain Resort in Soda Springs, CA. Boreal received 514 inches of snow this season, which will create a nice base for the snow that is produced by the Snowfactory. Woodward Tahoe features The Bunker, a 33,000 square foot indoor facility with trampolines, satellite ramps, foam pits, and an indoor concrete skatepark. In the summer, campers also have access to an on-snow terrain park, outdoor concrete skate parks, and BMX dirt jump lines through the trees. The summer has 8 week-long sessions that run from June 12th through August 6th, it will be a sweet summer to attend one!