Snow Cannons Activated

Thanks to the lower temperatures brought on by the Polar front, the ski station has been able to activate its small army of snow cannons.

GRA SN Snow Cannons Activated 02When we say a small army, we’re referring to 364 snow cannons, many belonging to the latest generation, fed by new pressure-pump installations.

All this new equipment is thanks to EU’s Next Generation funding providing a budget of 32m euros for the task. In fact, some of the equipment replaced (amongst others, the pressure pumps) were 40 years old.

According to the Agencia Estatal de Meteorología (which we quoted for yesterday’s weather-forecast article) they had below-zero temperatures up there from yesterday. Today the thermometers should drop to minus three in the Borreguiles area. In the ski-resort village, Pradollano, temperatures will be one degree above zero.

So, we’re still looking at the 2nd of December for the ski season to commence up there.

(News/Noticias: Sierra Nevada, Granada, Andalucia)

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