Resorts of the Canadian Rockies, owners of Lake Louise Resort, added an additional $85,000 of snowmaking gear to the ski area for this winter. Three new portable gun towers can be used in six separate locations on the mountain, providing both greater coverage and a higher rate of snow production.
Lake Louise is already known for having the biggest snowmaking capability in Canada and beefed up their system with $1 million upgrades last winter. (No wonder they're always ready to host a World Cup Race in early December). The resort added better nozzles that lift water droplets higher and tower guns that cast a greater distance. This is in addition to more efficient pumps along with improved water sources and buried lines, The result is a drier manufactured snow, rather than notorious cement.