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RENO, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) A cornerstone of the ski community in Reno will now be able to make snow with the help of new equipment. After raising millions of dollars, Sky Tavern is excited to unveil its new snowmaking machines.
In total, $2.4 million were raised by donors and other fundraising efforts to bring in some new state-of-the-art equipment.
Sky Tavern's General Manager Mike Oehlert, said the techno alpine snowmakers are a game changer.
"We're getting the new TR nines, which are their brand new high technology guns, you'll be able to run them from a cell phone."
The machines can even communicate with the SnowCat which measures the snow depth, to make more or less snow. Construction is set to begin early this summer, following installation, they are hoping to fire up these machines by the fall.
The ultimate goal of Sky Tavern is to get kids and families outside together, learning, sharing and enjoying a sport for life.
In addition to the development of Sky Tavern cycling infrastructure, we are focused on our connector trail to the Tamarack Lake Connector (TLT) from the Sky Tavern base area.
Located on the Mt. Rose Highway, 30 minutes from Reno is the oldest non-profit ski and snowboard training facility in America. Rich with history and charm, since 1948, the lodge is fully functional and able to provide the most memerable experiences.
Sky Tavern is a nonprofit regional center providing exceptional summer & winter outdoor sports training, competitions, recreation & events accessible to all.
Sky Tavern is a community asset that promotes a child's growth & success through exposure to outdoor sports and recreation, no matter the personal challenges.