Snow production is relevant for all types of venues that depend on snow. This includes venues for alpine skiing, snow parks, Cross-Country, Biathlon, Ski jumping and community- and “base” venues. Insufficient natural snow is a problem for most ski venues and resorts. Snow production will contribute to an earlier season opening and longer duration. A good base layer and replenishment of artificial snow will contribute to securing good and stable conditions throughout the winter. Snow can additionally be produced for special events.

Community- and base (skill) venues are venues located near population centers or in existing arenas, and are first and foremost prepared for youth and children (also called “ski play” areas). Snow elements in these venues are meant to create spontaneous interaction between youth/children in a skiing environment that challenges basic balance and agility.

Photo: Norwegian Ski Federation

Snow parks are also relatively new venues that require large amount of snow since most of the elements are built entirely by snow. Skicross is yet another example of a discipline that created a need for more snow in venues.

Skicross is established in both alpine and Cross-Country:
– courses are created with technical elements that suit different ages and ability levels
– includes waves, jumps, corners with or without banking etc.
– can be created as its own course in the terrain 
– can use existing slopes and incorporate terrain elements from ski play- or “fundamental skill” venues, and in addition amplify existing terrain with waves, jumps and banked corners.