About our Snowmaking System
Since 1966 when Diamond Peak was the first resort in the Tahoe region to invest in a snowmaking system, we've been committed to providing our skiers and snowboarders the best snow surface possible. Thanks to the consistent and pure water supply available courtesy of the IVGID Public Works Department, Diamond Peak's snowmaking system has consistently allowed the resort to enhance what Mother Nature provides and extend the ski season.
Diamond Peak's snowmaking fleet includes upgraded and energy-efficient fan guns which are substantially more efficient and quieter than the older air/water guns. Diamond Peak is also utilizing new low-energy snow guns which use 1/4th the compressed air needed for the older snow guns. Air compressors are the number one source of energy consumption in the snow making system.
|HKD Snowmaker||SMI Puma Snowmaker|
|Ratnick Snowmaker- Snow Giant II||SMI Super Wizard Snowmaker|
About our SNOWsat Technology
Three (out of five) of Diamond Peak's grooming machines are equipped with Pistenbully's SNOWsat snow depth monitoring technology, allowing our grooming operators to see real-time snow depth information on the slopes as they groom, as well as allowing for greater efficiency and seeing where additional snow might be needed to maintain perfect conditions. The SNOWsat system also tracks all aspects of our snow cats' operations, including: run time, gas consumption, GPS tracking on the mountain, and service maintenance. Click here for more information on how SNOWsat works...
About our grooming fleet
We currently have five grooming machines, all PistenBully. Two of the machines are the ParkPro models which give us the ability to shape our terrain parks better than ever.
According to Mountain Operations Manager Jay Rydd, “The ParkPro is a machine that was designed around the needs of terrain parks, but its enhanced features and ergonomics make every task on the mountain easier. Diamond Peak already had one ParkPro, so adding a second one just multiplies what we are able to do every night.”
The new PistenBully 400 ParkPro 4F comes equipped with PistenBully’s newest diesel engine technology, which burns cleaner and allows for more power when needed. The new groomer is also equipped with the PistenBully SNOWsat snow depth monitoring system, which allows the resort’s snow surfaces team to more accurately monitor snow depths on the resort’s developed terrain and see where additional snowmaking might be needed throughout the season, and also allows cat operators to know where more snow might be needed on a run in real time. The SNOWsat system also tracks all aspects of Diamond Peak’s snow cats operations including: run time, gas consumption, GPS tracking on the mountain, and service maintenance.