How easy it is to kid yourself. Just crawl up and down the piste a few times with a snow groomer – that’s not how it works! Good pistes, like good wine, take time. Our snow groomer drivers and our snowmakers, also called Mrs. Holles deputy, give their best day and night to grant you your perfect day on the pistes of LAAX.
Water is propelled at high pressure through the small nozzles of snow cannons or snow lances. This leads to the formation of droplets which immediately freeze and fall to the ground as ice granules. Technically manufactured snow granules are much smaller than natural snowflakes, which is why pistes with technical snow are normally hard.
Is very dry, light and airy snow. It falls at very low temperatures and is the most popular type of snow with winter sports enthusiasts.
Is the typical spring snow. It is granular and has a high water content. Granules are formed when the snow goes through repeated melting and freezing.
Is hard frozen snow with an ice crust. There is often a loose layer of snow under the hard ice crust.