Technical: Bucceri Hybrid for Ski Resort use

The technical information below is preliminary and based on recent testing and the data taken from these tests. This information will be constantly updated as we do more testing to arrive at more precise information.

The images above show the patented Bucceri Snowfall in operation and demonstrate how a Patented Bucceri Snowfall system would be operated at a ski resort compared compared to a containerised Ice making system installed by ourselves and others at many ski resorts over the past 5 years.

The preliminary results show that when the temperature is between 0 degrees Celsius and -3 Degrees Celsius:

That 2 Bucceri Snowfall machines would make the same amount of snow as 1 Plus Temperature Snow Factory Ice making system.

The cost of 2 Basic Bucceri Hybrid machines could cost around 1/10 of a plus temperature Snow Factory system to purchase and have a much quicker ROI.

With an operating cost per cubic metre of snow produced at 15% of the power consumption of a Snow Factory!

And that 2 Bucceri Snowfall Machine have the potential to make 20 cubic metres of snow or more per hour when the temperatures are less than -3 degrees Celsius.

That is almost 8 times more snow with 500 cubic metres of snow in 24 hours compared to 75 cubic metres produced by a Snow Factory in 24 hours!

And with an operating cost per cubic metre of snow produced at 2% of the power consumption of a Snow Factory!

A conventional fan gun system used at ski resorts is not included in the plus temperature analysis as they would be not normally be operated at temperature ranges below minus 3 degrees Wet bulb and could not be relied upon to make snow in these conditions.

The image above shows the Bucceri Snowfall operating at 0 degrees Celsius and 90% relative humidity multiplying the snow seeds produced 8 times during testing at Shenyang ski resort on March 3rd 2020.


When it’s time to bring out the Fan Guns the Bucceri Snowfall operates with similar principles as a fan gun with increased production as the temperatures get lower.

The comparisons below are based on testing at ski resorts from 2016 to 2020 and even though test results are preliminary at present, the data shows how favorably a Bucceri Snowfall would perform against Fan Gun Snow Making systems found at most ski resorts around the world.

While the capacities are lower this is offset by the low cost of snow production and needs to be balanced against the lower installed power of the Patented Bucceri Snowfall.

Above: Snow Testing since 2015 at Ski Resorts around the world.