Over the last few years changing climate has changed the way in which ski hills operate. More and more we find ourselves relying on man made snow to make up for the lack of natural snow. At Brookvale we have six air/water snowguns that produce an inch of snow covering an acre of hill per hour.
The snowmaking process is a combination of compressed air with water forced through a nucleator and forming a crystal that falls as man made snow. This process requires temperatures of at least -5C and -6C and below. Products are now available that speed up the process of crystal formation of man made snow and are widely used at ski hills.