Winter arrives and the outside temperature falls. The temperature of the water in the lakes and mountain reservoirs decreases on the surface where it is in contact with the air. It does not decrease in the deeper regions.
On the left and right, a high-altitude lake or mountain reservoir which supplies water to the snow cannons. On the right, the lake or mountain reservoir is equipped with a SUBMIX SNOW.
Thanks to the effect of the SUBMIX SNOW, the temperature of the water decreases more quickly from top to bottom compared to a high-altitude lake or mountain reservoir which has not been similarly equipped.
From the start of the season, snowmakers and snowmaking experts can bypass any constraints caused by the temperature of the water. In order for snow to be produced, there has to be a suitable window in the weather (air temperature and level of humidity in the atmosphere).
By having the water at a suitable temperature from the start of the season, snowmakers and snowmaking experts can produce good quality artificial snow in the correct quantities. This means you can look forward to the Christmas holidays sound in the knowledge that holidaymakers will get the most out of their winter sports holiday.
Without SUBMIX SNOW on the left - the temperature of the water is not low enough to be converted into artificial snow, or will produce artificial snow with poor results.
In comparison with a bubble aeration system, the SUBMIX Snow has the additional advantage that it lowers the temperature more quickly whilst using much less energy (5kW for 10 000m2).
The formation of ice on a high-altitude lake or mountain reservoir increases during the season due to the outside temperature. Any frozen water cannot be used to make artificial snow. The hydraulic action of the SUBMIX SNOW limits the formation of ice and increases the amount of water available to the snow cannons compared to a non-mixing system.
Natural snow does not always fall reliably. Lakes or mountain reservoirs equipped with SUBMIX SNOW are ready and waiting to produce artificial snow. The water available is at the correct temperature for the snow cannons and the amount of available water is maximised (the formation of ice is restricted).
For example, during Christmas 2015, our clients were able to produce snow in sufficient quantities. They were able to welcome holidaymakers, with snow back in the resort. They were even able to welcome visitors from neighbouring resorts unable to open their ski area fully or on time.