|A ski resort in the Ceres mountains: Feasibility Study|
A few years ago GPB Consulting was approached to conduct a study as to whether it would be feasible to develop a ski-resort in the Ceres Mountains.
Was the snow produced by natural snowfall sufficient to justify the development of an expensive, though certainly most popular ski-resort?
Artificial snow is manufactured by electrical or diesel machines. Large amounts of water at high water pressure are needed and the atmospheric dew point has to be below freezing temperature. Temperatures taken at Matroosberg were generally too high and it would not have been economical to manufacture artificial snow. More temperature readings need to be taken over an expanded period of say another 2 to 3 years in order to arrive at a final conclusion.
Indications are that should a ski resort be technically feasible, economic considerations would require summer and 'no-snow' activities such as rock climbing, hiking, horse-riding, etc. to be developed parallel to those related to skiing.
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