Kesako? To produce artificial snow, we simply use cold ambient air and pure water (without additives) pressurized using the small nozzles of the snow guns. Most of the water withdrawn is then returned to the natural environment in the spring. Most of the artificial snow is produced in late fall and early winter. This underlay ensures the opening of the areas (alpine & nordic) at the start of the season (mid-December). It is also essential to maintain the slopes at the end of the season (until mid-April). All you need to know about artificial snow ... Progress The equipment and techniques have greatly improved, allowing considerable energy savings to be made. - Thanks to developments in measuring equipment (temperature, wind, etc.), control and the snow guns themselves, production is now optimized. The artificial snow has also improved in quality. - Grooming now also makes it possible to better conserve snow while saving fuel thanks to the centimetric GPS units fitted to the machines. The Saisies resort won the Eco-Damage Trophy in 2017 & 2018. More info ... - The snow cover of culture perpetuates the opening of the domains (Alpine & Nordic) on fixed dates. - All projects are carried out in strict compliance with environmental standards. Certain developments (eg around the Route des Crêtes) allow farmers who work in the pastures in summer to take advantage of water points. This avoids many trips by tractors to get them.