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Snowmaking with a snowfactory

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Snowmaking is the production of snow by forcing water and pressurized air through a “snow gun,” also known as a “snow cannon”, on ski slopes. Snowmaking is mainly used at ski resorts to supplement natural snow. This allows ski resorts to improve the reliability of their snow cover and to extend their ski seasons from late autumn to early spring. Indoor ski slopes often use snowmaking. They can generally do so year-round as they have a climate-controlled environment.

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Webcam Crans-Montana – Friday 5 December 2008 (05.12.2008)

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Sunny day in the Swiss Alps (Crans-Montana, Valais, Switzerland).

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Belalp

Friday, 13 January 2017

Belalp is a village and ski resort in the Swiss canton of Valais, 2’100 m above sea level, in the municipality of Naters.

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Switzerland

Friday, 23 December 2016

Switzerland is a mountainous Central European country, home to numerous lakes, villages and the high peaks of the Alps. Its cities contain medieval quarters, with landmarks like capital Bern’s Zytglogge clock tower and Lucerne’s wooden chapel bridge. The country is also known for its ski resorts and hiking trails. Banking and finance are key industries, and Swiss watches and chocolate are world renowned.

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Jungfrau

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

The Jungfrau (German: “maiden/virgin”; 4,158 metres (13,642 ft)) is one of the main summits of the Bernese Alps, located between the southern canton of Bern and the northern canton of Valais, halfway between Interlaken and Fiesch. Together with the Eiger and Mönch, the Jungfrau forms a massive wall overlooking the Bernese Oberland and the Swiss Plateau, one of the most distinctive sights of the Swiss Alps.

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