Basic Snowmaking Information, Numbers and Facts

Gallons of water required to produce one acre foot ( 43,560 cubic feet) of good quality man made snow - 180,000 gallons.

One cubic foot of water weighs 62.4 lbs.

One cubic foot of water contains 7.48 gals.

One gallon of water weighs 8.34 lbs

Density of good quality man made snow - 24 to 30 lbs per cubic foot.

Snow gun water output of 10 gpm (gallons per minute) is equivalent to 145 cubic feet per hour of snow.

One acre foot/hour of man made snow is equivalent to a water output of 3,000 gallons/minute.

One Horsepower = 42.44 BTU/min

One Horsepower = 0.7457 kW

To freeze one pound of water requires the release of 144 BTU of heat energy.