ReNewSnow Makes Fresh Snow from Recycled Snowmelt (January 6 to 8, 2023)
The video shows excerpts from a test run of our prototype snowmelt recycling system, operating between January 6 and 8, 2023. The system operated for over 10 hours, making snow by recycling snowmelt running down a drainage ditch next to Saddleback's Green Weaver trail.
To our knowledge, this is the first time a ski area has been able to make fresh snow from recycled snowmelt anywhere in the world. By eliminating the need to pump water up from Saddleback Lake, the ReNewSnow recycling system would lower snow making costs by more than 80% and dramatically reduce its environmental footprint. Ski areas that purchase water to make snow would save even more, since recycling would cut net water usage by more than 50%.
January 6th, 2023 Testing
January 7th, 2023 Testing
January 8th, 2023 Testing
Bloomberg TV's documentary featured ReNewSnow's technology to make snow with recycled snowmelt
(October 8, 2022)
The documentary aired on Bloomberg TV's Advancement with Ted Danson snow on October 8th at 8pm. Advancements is an award-winning commercial-free education show that explores new cutting-edge technologies. The segment featured interviews with Vittorio Pareto, CEO, ReNewSnow, Peter Stein, Chief Scientist, ReNewSnow, and Jim Quimby, General Manager, Saddleback Mountain.