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Powerful snowmaking systems - a factor in the success of major events

Every year, countless athletes from near and far dare to take on the risky ride down the various World Cup pistes, crowning every alternate season by taking part in the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships.

To enable these events to take place successfully and reliably every year, numerous measures are implemented behind the scenes a few months in advance to ensure that conditions are perfect on race day. Demaclenko is often a key figure in this and has been responsible for ensuring that the snow is just right for various World Cup races and the World Championships across a wide range of disciplines for years. 

This year, the company will be busy out on several of the World Cup pistes, making sure that conditions on the ground are perfect in Val Gardena (Saslong), at the first ever World Cup event on the Kronplatz (Erta) and on the 'Streif' in Kitzbühel, one of the best known courses on the skiing circuit. The official partnership with the organisers of the 2017 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in St. Moritz is especially important to us. We are set to support that event actively with a powerful snowmaking system and the production of a base layer of snow on the slopes was completed last week. Key to ensuring that the events run smoothly, along with many very different components is most notably a snowmaking system of the latest generation which allows the organiser to ensure that the required snow is available ahead of the event. 

There is an even greater guarantee of snow thanks to the latest machines to be installed on the World Cup pistes in Val Gardena, on the Kronplatz and on the course in Kitzbühel, as well as the World Championship slopes in St. Moritz. This means, firstly, that the resorts are guaranteed that they can host World Cup races regularly. Secondly, an efficient snowmaking system benefits the success of the ski resort as a whole, as well as the overall economic cycle of the region. 

Demaclenko is looking forward to some scintillating racing on those courses and to successful World Championships in St. Moritz in 2017, set against a breathtaking backdrop and a buzzing atmosphere. We can't wait for the thrills and spills, uncompromising battles and sporting highlights on the snow of the future.