SNOWMAKING IN TIGNES
Where does the water come from ?
Here in Tignes, the water is taken directly from the natural lake at 2100 meters. No chemicals are added.
Snowmakers are responsiblefor operating and maintaining the snowguns. As of the Christmas holiday period, snowmakers work primarily at night. The snowmakers can therefore take action should a nighttime incident take place. A remote surveillance system enables them to control the production system using an internet connection.
Tignes Snow Grooming Team’s 27 snowcat operators take over the ski runs from closing to opening. Tignes has 15 units of machinery, including 4 pipe-cutting attachments and a snowcat to mold half-pipes and ensure maximal enjoyment for skiers and boarders. Their duties include: