New Snowmaking Capabilities for 2019
The amount of snow that will be gracing the runs at Portillo this year will be MORE than in the past thanks to new snowmaking capabilities. Thanks to a $3.5 million investment, 25 new automated snow machines will be added to cover 25 acres and nine runs. Previously, roughly 5 acres were able to be covered and only sections of three or so runs were part of the coverage. The runs included now will be David’s Run, Princesa, Conejo, Corralito, Plateau, Cumbre, Escuela I, II, and III.
The new machines utilize all usable old parts of the snowmaking system including pumps and buried pipes. The machines are both fixed and mobile allowing for the highly-trafficked areas to receive coverage at all times and for our team to move some around based on need. The efficiency of the system has been designed to be able to cover all the trails with snow depths of up to 40 cm within 70 hours.
The new system allows for five times the capability Portillo had previously for snowmaking which means five times the fun for you and your family when visiting! Book your trip for 2019 now!