This ski resort in Finland is saving snow for next season

This ski resort in Finland is saving snow for next season
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So much for snowmelt. At Levi Ski Resort, Finland’s largest ski area located 93 miles north of the Arctic Circle, operators are currently “saving snow” for next season. By piling up the snow into massive heaps at the base of its mountain and covering them with a thermal-resistant fabric, the mounds will barely melt over the course of the summer. When resort reopens (hopefully in the fall), the safeguarded snow will be redistributed with snowcats and skied upon once again. Quite the concept. “We have saved [snow before] but not at this scale,” explained Marko Mustonen, commericial director at Levi Ski Resort via email. “Since we had to close down all operations [on March 22], it was decided to save more snow. This season was excellent with snowmaking conditions and natural snow—what is now stored is nice mixture of [both]. Real recycled snow… it should keep 90- to 95=percent of the stored snow over the summer.” Other ski .... Continue Reading at Free Skier



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