As we've been busy enjoying another hugely successful summer here in Samoens, up in the Grand Massif ski area work has been raging on ahead of the incoming 2019-20 ski season.
We'll be updating this page as specific details are released by the Grand Massif, but here's what we know so far...
New Reservoir for Samoens
A brand new reservoir will serve the Samoens / Coulouvrier areas, providing 35,000m3 of water to the Grand Massif's ever expanding snow making network. At a cost of €1.5m, it will help back up the areas already impressive snow record and offer the best possible early and late season conditions. The work is being carried out in conjunction with various partners to ensure minimum impact on the local flora and fauna, including the creation of new wetlands for the resident alpine newts.
Snow Making Expansion - Tourmaline Piste
Electrical work has been carried out in the Veret sector, Flaine, which will facilitate the expansion of snow making facilities on the Tourmaline piste. This includes the installation of new snow cannons, with a new water pump and air compressor to serve them. This is great news for a key piste linking Flaine to the rest of the Grand Massif network.
More updates coming soon...
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