Visit of the snow exploitation

Location : Rdv devant la résidence "Le Refuge" pour les inscrits
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Discover the snow factory and the snowmaker job in Manigod. Careful: limited seating
Snowmaking is quite an art. Rudy, a snowmaker at Manigod Labellemontagne, knows this job inside out!
The Manigod ski area has 63 snow guns, 4 monofluids and 58 poles. There are 2 machine rooms, one at the Col de Merdassier and one at the Col de la Croix Fry. For the ski area, Rudy works with the only reservoir on the site, a 12 cubic metre reservoir located near the "Le Refuge" residences.

So you have to ask yourself, how do you make snow with all that?
Snow is made using only water and air propelled at high pressure. That's right, nothing more!
The installation of the machines is automated and computer-controlled. As soon as the temperature reaches -4 degrees and conditions are right, production begins. Production always starts at the beginning of November and continues until December.

To find out more, sign up for guided tours on Fridays only during the school holidays at 2pm.

Register at the Tourist Office (places are limited) before Thursday evening.
Or call 04 50 02 63 72.
Période(s) d'ouverture(s)From 23/12 to 07/04, every Friday between 2 pm and 3 pm.
Meet at 2pm every Friday during school holidays.
In short
  • Types :
    • Entertainment/recreation
  • SITRA services :
    • people max per group 15
  • Further information :
    • Place Rdv devant la résidence "Le Refuge" pour les inscrits
  • Period :
    • Winter
    • Spring
  • Indication prix :
    • Gratuit
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  • Cultural and artistic :
    • Guided tour
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Manigod Labellemontagne
Phone : +33 4 50 32 67 84
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Rdv devant la résidence "Le Refuge" pour les inscrits
Col de Merdassier
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Free of charge.
Registration at the Tourist Office before Thursday evening. Places are limited.


Col de Merdassier
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 45.863166
Longitude : 6.416695



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