Holmenkollen With Environmentally-Friendly Upgrade

Produksjon av kunstsnø og preparering av lyseløype med led-lys i Holmenkollen.
Foto: Ken Opprann

Oslo Municipality provides athletes with better conditions and at the same time reduces the usage of fossil fuel in Holmenkollen leading up to the winter season. Monday 4 November marked the start for this season’s snow production.

The upgrade includes a modernized lighting system and an expanded snow production system. The result is more and better lights for the athletes and locally produced snow that reduces the need for shuffling the snow around the course with wheel loaders and dumpers.

-The upgrades we have implementer are environmentally-friendly, cost-efficient and provide the opportunity for a more effective snow production along the ski tracks for the future, says Eli Grimsby, CEO of the Municipal Undertaking of Culture and Sports Facilities at the city of Oslo.

Modernization with Environmentally-Friendly Benefits

LED technology gives the lighting system a prolonged lifetime and reduces power consumption. At the same time, the new LED technology enables the event organizer to adjust the lighting to better meet the current weather challenges. At the shooting range, the lighting improvements now meet the criteria from the International Biathlon Union (IBU) to enhance the light quality by the targets in cases of fog during the World Cup competitions.

New and permanent snow production access points have been installed with sufficient power capacity to meet all event types. Diesel generators are no longer needed.

⛷Winter is coming! ❅

Nå kommer den kalde, fine tida ❄️Vi gir høsten et lite dytt mot vinter, for nå er det kuldegrader og fine forhold for å lage snø! 🌨 I Holmenkollen nasjonalanlegg pumpes det ut kaldt vann, som fryser i kuldegradene vi har for tida, og faller på rulleskiløypa som kunstsnø ⛷Vi starter denne uka med å produsere snø til en 750m lang løype i idrettsanlegget. Dette arbeidet er viktig for å få en lang og god skisesong. Kunstsnøen gir en god såle som tåler mer varme og vær enn ekte, vanlig snø ❅ Winter is coming!

Publisert av Bymiljøetaten i Oslo kommune Tirsdag 5. november 2019