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SMI Turnkey Snowmaking

SMI offers complete turnkey snowmaking systems from design and planning to budgets and schedules and on to installation and training, all backed by SMI and our experienced team of professionals. Join resorts such as Whistler, Cypress, Oak Valley, Konjiam, Deer Valley, Crotched, Whakkapapa, Brianhead and Beaver Creek along with over 100 resorts that experienced the ease and convenience of SMI’s fixed fee with guaranteed completion schedules.

Project Design and Pricing

Today’s snowmaking investments are considerable and typically have large and complex mechanical and electrical infrastructure and distribution systems. There is a full myriad of snowgun choices as well as the water, power and air capacities to support these snowmaking machines. SMI can help you sort through and weigh the costs and benefits regarding expanding snowmaking systems using the latest and most modern technologies. From fiber optic communications systems to fully automatic snowmaking systems and plants along with management reporting systems, SMI offers the full range of solutions.

Defining the project and scope of work along with developing accurate and realistic budgets is an important part of the planning process. Often times the engineering drawings and budgets become the exhibits in turnkey contracts.

"Join resorts such as Whistler, Cypress, Oak Valley, Konjiam, Deer Valley, Crotched, Whakapapa, Brianhead and Beaver Creek along with over 100 resorts that experienced the ease and convenience of SMI’s fixed fee with guaranteed completion schedules."

Responsibilities

SMI clearly defines both the SMI and customer responsibilities for turnkey construction projects. Our team is very familiar with construction at resorts that are expanding with new lifts, real estate, infrastructure and base lodges. We are experience working with large contractors on complicated job sites with access and other infrastructure challenges. Defining who does what and carefully watching the overlap areas of responsibility help set expectations properly.

Schedules and Contracts

SMI will develop schedules and work milestones to help keep the project tracking to completion on a timely basis. Our crews are familiar with working at high elevations and on steep slopes. SMI has completed contract language that ranges from simple to very lengthy. The contracts protect both parties and define the details in a professional manner.

Startup and Training

SMI’s team of professionals will train your ski resort team on the new snowmaking system and how it operates. We will have people on site when startup occurs and be there every step of the way with your team.

Our Experience includes:

  • Successfully completing over 175 projects
  • Installing pipelines below frost or above ground
  • Helping with high voltage lines and Transformers
  • Working on 75% slopes
  • Installing complicated pumping, air plants and water cooling plants
  • Helping with reservoirs, liners and intakes
  • Installing tower bases and erecting snowguns
  • Full understanding of mountain operations and working on a team
  • Nordic and Alpine installations
  • Unique projects like Olympic Jump Sites, Freestyle Venues and Nordic facilities