[ Context and initial need ]
The lack of anticipation in machine-made snow production can have negative consequences, both in economic and ecological terms, not to mention the quality of snow on the slopes and the satisfaction of skiers.
[ Main goal ]
PROSNOW Project : enabling ski resorts to optimize snow management.
The PROSNOW project (funded by the Europen Commission – H2020) aims at developing a decision making service for ski resorts, based both on meteorological (several days) and seasonal (several months) forecasts.
[ Applications and potential uses in the mountains ]
This new tool will provide forecasting information that can be used by ski area operators (eg snow depths / heights), together with precise information on the uncertainties affecting them.