The difference between high-temperature snowmaking machines and snow cannons
In the operation of ski resorts and the promotion of ice and snow culture, the production of snow is a crucial link. Traditional snow cannons fail when the temperature is above 0℃, while high-temperature snowmaking machines overcome this limitation and provide a more flexible snowflake manufacturing solution for warm areas. Below we’ll dive into the differences between high-temperature snow guns and snow cannons.
High temperature snow making machine:
Container-type ice making machine: The core of the high-temperature snowmaking machine is the container-type ice making machine, which makes ice into flake ice or tube ice.
Ice storage: The produced ice cubes are stored in the ice storage and are transported to the next stage through corresponding mechanical equipment when ready for use.
Powder snow machine: The ice cubes produced by the ice machine will be crushed into snowflakes to form snowflake particles suitable for spraying.
Snow spray machine: Snow particles are sprayed out through the snow spray machine to form an elegant snow scene like natural snowflakes.
Applicable temperature: This system design allows the high-temperature snowmaking machine to effectively produce snow in environments up to 35°C.
Snow cannon machine:
Depends on temperature: The snow cannon relies on the ambient temperature being below 0°C, because its working principle is to spray water into mist droplets, which quickly freeze to form snow at low temperatures.
Failure temperature: When the temperature is higher than 0℃, the snow cannon fails because water can only form raindrops instead of snowflakes.
High-temperature snowmaking machines can still work in high-temperature environments, so they have a wider range of applications and can be used in warm areas and places with large seasonal changes. In warm seasons or mild winters, it can still provide the snow needed by the ski resort.
Snow cannons are mainly suitable for cold areas, and their snow-making effect is best in low-temperature environments. Due to its sensitivity to temperature, snow cannons may not be able to provide enough snow during warm seasons and are limited by temperature fluctuations.
High-temperature snowmaking machines and snow cannons each show their own advantages in different environments. The flexibility of high-temperature snow guns makes them ideal for making snow in warmer areas or during seasonal transitions, while snow cannons excel in colder areas, providing high-quality snow to ski areas. Taking into account environmental conditions and needs, selecting appropriate snowflake manufacturing equipment is crucial to effectively operating a ski resort and enhancing the ice and snow cultural experience.