The Snow Competency Centre

The Ski- and Snowsport's centre for practical knowledge in cost- and energy efficient production, storage, grooming and preservation of snow

The project is important with regards to reducing the energy footprint in production of snow, both in Norway and internationally. This can contribute to a more sustainable snowsport, and that children and adults can enjoy artificial snow without being at the expense of the environment"
- Norwegian Minister of environment and culture, Ola Elvestuen, 2019

About the Centre

The aim and goal for the Centre ( is to help prolong the possibility to ski, jump, slide and compete on snow:

  • in todays and our future warmer climate
  • at low elevation and on todays existing arenas, venues and ski destination centres

The Centre will research, collect, summarize existing and new information and knowledge, as well as suggest solutions for:

  • Snow production in the most cost- and energy effective way
  • Snow storage in the most efficient way
  • The best grooming methods and preservation of the snow to achieve good snow conditions for as long as possible

To succeed in this, the Centre will:

  • Present results from international research and operator experiences in a practical and simplified way
  • Organize seminars and workshops with and for experts, venue operators, ski clubs and organizers
  • Initiate and coordinate practical research projects
  • Provide timely answers and advice to relevant questions from the World of ski- and snowsport

PTG joins Snow for the Future

Norwegian supplier of sustainable temperature and energy solutions PTG is joining research project Snow for the Future. “We’re thrilled to become a part of the team, says CEO of PTG, Terje Arnesen. For us, participating in research at such an early phase is a great way to develop competence. The ultimate goal is to create […]

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2022 Olympic Cross-Country venue ready for snowmaking

The brand new 2022 Olympic Cross-Country venue is located outside the city of Zhangjiakou a couple of hours north of Beijing (with the Ski Jump and Biathlon venues located adjacent).  The Cross-Country courses are built at an elevation between 1693 – 1721 meters.  The venue has gone through a 5-year’s planning and construction process, and […]

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Snow storage enables early opening of Cross-Country skiing

Several Norwegian Cross-Country venues have already completed or are in the process of distributing snow from their summer storage. Here is a list of venues that have gained the competency and resources to store snow over the summer months, and the dates for when skiing will open (the information is taken from Natrudstilen (ca. […]

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