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"I can do it from home," Mountain Manager
"It was kind of hard not to like it," Kutsch said.
Unlike the manual equipment, the automated machines don't require a person to stand by the machine and adjust its position or settings. The sensors can detect weather patterns, such as wind and humidity, and automatically adjust the direction of the gun and the dryness of the snow.
"It takes the human error out of it," Kutsch said. "It's better- quality snow."
Freiburger said he has to manually run the water pumps for the machines, but once the pumps are ready he can schedule the snow machines to automatically start and stop.
Kutsch said snow machines play an important role in getting the slopes at
Since the first purchase, Kutsch said
While there have been some glitches with the new technology, Kutsch said he has been satisfied. To lean how to run and maintain the automated guns, Freiburger said he spent about a week at the company headquarters in
If they can't figure out the problem themselves, the company's tech department in
"These things are so smart," Freiburger said of the automated guns. "It just blows me away."
Kutsch was similarly surprised by how well the new system has been working.
"About 10, 15 years ago, I kind of brushed off automated snowmaking," Kutsch said. "It's been smoother than I anticipated. You can set it to turn on any time it's cold enough. It's really cool."
Putting a fresh coat of snow on the ski slopes at
The ski resort, on