Israeli Snowmakers Are Saving Alpine Skiing


snow-skiingEurope’s Alps have lost half their ice over the last century, one-fifth of it since the 1980s. Some 80 million tourists come to the Alps each ski season. Some 1.2 million Tyroleans depend on glacier skiing for their livelihoods. No wonder, then, that snowmaking has become a billion-dollar industry.

At Pitztal, 30 miles west of Innsbruck in Austria, the IDE All Weather Snowmaker is a $2 million device capable of shooting out 35,000 cubic feet of snow in 24 hours, made by Israel Desalination Enterprises. Read more here.

{ Israel News Bureau}


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