SNOW FACTOR GLASGOW TO INSTALL WORLD’S FIRST SNOW-MAKING SKYLIGHT 

We have been keeping this under the radar for a few months now, but we are so excited to announce that we have the go-ahead to install the world’s first skylight that instantly transforms rain into snow. 

The retractable skylight (see diagram) will be positioned over the main slope. it will use traditional snow making neucleators combined with a system of nitro boosters in a process called snowflakination. This process blasts rainwater into chilled flakes to instantly produce fluffy snow as the rain filters through the open skylight. 

A BIT OF BACKGROUND

First developed in the 1990’s by the late Professor Wons, a snow-making engineer from Switzerland, the technology has snowballed into a feasible means of snowmaking. We have been in talks for some time to acquire the rights to the ground-breaking technology and are delighted to announce that we have recently sealed the deal.

The Science behind the Snow-making skylight
We’re so excited.

WHEN CAN YOU EXPECT TO SEE THE SKYLIGHT?

A smaller prototype skylight is expected to be installed by Glasgow-based Glaziers, McCluskey Glazing LTD, for the coming season. We hope to fit the final skylight over the main snow slope in time for winter 2021/22.  

MD and Owner, Jamie Smith, commented: “During a recent trip to Switzerland I was very fortunate to acquire the rights to the skylight technology developed by the late Professor Wons.  It’s a simple and ingenious concept that only requires rainfall to effectively operate.

“The precise science behind the process called snowflakination is a closely guarded secret.  However, in essence, it’s a very special skylight that instantly freezes rainwater to produce snow.  I guess it’s science stranger than fiction.” 

If all this seems too good to be true – it probably is.  However, what’s for certain is that we can’t wait for skiers, snowboarders and ice-climbers to have the bluebird experience, brought to the indoor dome! 

See the video prototype on Professor Wons youtube channel here 👇