WHAT IS THE PROJECT?

  • The Snowplay Snowmaking Project encompasses the ability to have snow made at the Snowplay amenity in the winter months, even in seasons with little snow.
  • Snowmaking is an insurance policy to offer a quality and consistent service, particularly during the holiday period, which is key for generating revenue and serving the membership.

WHY THIS PROJECT?

  • Past seasons have seen less early-season snow, which affects the reliability to offer Snowplay and/or maintain its quality experience.

WHAT ARE THE IMPACTS?

  • The acquisition of a snowmaking gun will create more member enjoyment out of Snowplay all season long, especially in the early months of the season and around the holidays.
  • Blowing snow for an estimated 2-3 weeks per season using the industry’s quietest snow-making equipment available.

WHAT IS THE TIMELINE?

  • Phase 1 of the project was approved by the board in October 2020, and construction is complete. This allowed for snowmaking under a temporary-use permit with the Town of Truckee for the beginning of the 2020/2021 season.
  • Phase 2 is in progress, which is a change of use permit amendment from the Town of Truckee. It is anticipated that Phase 2 will be completed in 2021.

WHAT IS THE TOTAL COST?

  • The total cost is anticipated to be $200,000, which is anticipated to be recouped within 2 low-snow winters.

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