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Sugar Mountain Ski Resort Upgrades its Snowmaking System

SUGAR MOUNTAIN SKI RESORT, NC (October 26, 2017)…One-hundred percent of Sugar Mountain Resort’s skiable terrain is equipped with an underground piping system and surface machinery that produces manmade snow. Maintaining, upgrading, and replacing the 48-year-old system is a constant work-in-progress. During the past summer months, a 1,000 gallons per minute, high-efficiency, variable-speed water pump replaced the oldest of the four, increasing capacity by 15%. Two new fully-automated SMI tower snow machines were added to the current fleet. Each of these upgrades means more snow, more quickly.

In July, the Sugar Mountain Resort management team welcomed Florian Kasper, Information Technology Manager and Graphic Designer. Mr. Kasper, born and raised in the Austrian Alps, loves the mountains, especially when it comes to hiking; that’s why he felt right at home when he moved to Avery County this past summer. Over the last 18 years Mr. Kasper has gained valuable IT experience working for companies like Tyrolean Airways, Austrian Airlines, and Thoeni Industriebetriebe.

Sugar Mountain Resort is North Carolina’s largest snow-sports resort providing the best skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, tubing and snowshoeing experience possible. Historical winter season opening and closing dates as well as annual snowfall can be found at here.

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