This morning I helped clear brush in a valley, at Telemark Resort in Cable WI, that is soon to become a water holding pond for nordic snow making. Once the brush is fully removed in the coming weeks a logging crew will remove the large trees and excavating equipment will modify the natural valley to better hold water. The construction of a small dam will seal the outlet of the valley and create an excellent holding pond.
Once completed Telemark will use its existing infrastructure to pump water out of the ground and to the holding pond through pipes already on the alpine hill. Ground water is relatively warm but water chilled in the pond by cold fall temperatures will be perfect for the snow guns to cover the trails for early skiing.
With extensive snow making in the works at Telemark the CXC Elite Team is already planning to spend a considerable amount of time in the late fall and early winter on snow at Telemark. This will help facilitate ideal training with minimal stress and travel prior to the start of the season.