Macedonia: A longer winter season in Mavrovo thanks to DEMACLENKO
When asked to implement a turnkey total solution in the Mavrovo ski resort, DEMACLENKO received its first major contract in Macedonia. The new snowmaking system guarantees snow on the slopes and thus ensures the ski resort’s future success. The project includes the delivery of high performance snow guns as well as the construction of a pump station with cooling system.
The Mavrovo Ski Resort is in the national park of the same name in western Macedonia and is a popular leisure area for tourists and locals alike in summer and in winter. In the past winter seasons, it has been increasingly difficult to guarantee snow on the slopes in lower altitudes. A solution has been found: as of next winter, a new snowmaking system projected by DEMACLENKO will be offering winter guests an absolute guarantee in snow and quality right from the beginning of the season. Local hotels and businesses, for which tourism is an important pillar, also stand to benefit. The far-reaching investments will allow the ski resort to play a pioneering role, because it is the first snowmaking project on this scale in the region.
The custom-made total solution includes the construction of a new pump station and a cooling system for reaching the ideal water temperature for making snow. For perfect snow and white slopes all the way down to the valley, 19 pits, including infrastructure and 9 new Titan 3.0, Evo 3.0 and EOS snow guns are to be set up. The new snowmaking system is to be operated using the DEMACLENKO control software Snowvisual 4.0, which offers efficient management of resources while providing detailed analyses for optimal snow production.