Since 2006, Loon has invested millions of dollars in snowmaking to maximize our snowmaking system's capacity. This investment is crucial due to the decline in fall snowmaking windows have declined by 10 to 15 percent.
Loon has installed nearly 600 HKD Impulse tower guns, which deliver stellar snow quality and have cut air consumption by 60-70 percent. These energy-efficient snowguns have subsequently lowered the required time to cover the same amount of terrain by nearly 31 percent, allowing Loon to outpace regional effects of climate change.
As snowmaking continues to advance toward full automation, Loon continues to install HKD KLIK hydrants. These state-of-the-art hydrants cut setup and shutdown times by nearly 80 percent - allowing Loon to make more snow, more quickly, especially during shorter weather windows.
KLIK hydrants set the state for the future. These semi-automated hydrants are the steppingstones toward full snowmaking automation. Full automation will allow energy and water usage to be closely monitored, tracked, and managed for the system to run as efficiently as possible.
As of January 2020, 73 percent of Loon's snowmaking equipment is considered low energy. When these snowguns operate, they perform at a 4:1 return, meaning 200 snowguns run with the same energy it took to run 50 guns in the early 2000s.
An active participant in NSAA’s Sustainable Slopes, promoting environmentally responsible operations across the ski industry.
Provide resources for guests and staff that support their environmentally conscious decisions.
Maximize Every Minute
Further advance snowmaking systems to increase productivity and lower consumption—delivering more snow, with less energy.
Utilize highly efficient snowcats and cutting-edge GPS technology to reduce emissions and lower fuel consumption.
Adhere to guidelines of state and federal agencies to ensure our practices focus on preserving our ecological resources.