Yesterday's snow - tomorrow's water
Snow Space Salzburg’s sustainable water cycle
Producing man-made snow requires the same elements that nature does – air and water. In order to avoid overburdening the local streams and rivers, especially in the winter months with less runoff, Snow Space Salzburg utilizes 10 reservoirs with a combined useful volume of 616,600 cubic meters.
Did you know that ...
- ... when building new reservoir ponds, amphibian biotopes are created to support various vertebrates and special attention is paid to ensure that they combine well with the landscape?
- ... retention basins help to collect the snow melt from the upper slopes?
- … the primary input to all the reservoir lakes in Snow Space Salzburg is the snow melt from their respective ski areas?
- ... water is only used from streams and rivers during the heavy runoff months which occur each summer ?