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TECHNICAL STUFF

Building the ice track

Starting point, the park in the autumn.

Karting de Serre Chevalier construction de piste

 

Material Transport

Transport et mises en place du matérielTransport et mise en place du matériel

 

« Normally » during the month of November, in the night, temperatures drop to below zero degrees. We can then start to create artificial snow.

Neige de culture, Karting de Serre Chevalier

 

We need to create approx. 1000 m³ of snow to make the circuit where the karts go and 1000 m³ to make the embankments around the curcuit, so in total  2000m³

 

Karting de Serre Chevalier construction

 

This production is done mainly at night. At this time of year the sun still heats the air during the day.

 

Preparing the base

 

Préparation de base du karting de Serre Chevalier
 
After having produced enough artificial snow the « snowscaping » begins, which consists of spreading the piles of snow in a more or less thick layer ( 20 cm to 40 cm), to level the natural terrain.

Karting de Serre Che Chantemerle
 
After about 50 hours with the groomer and the loader for spreading and packing the snow, the base layer is ready for the first watering session.

 

Watering

Watering is manual and is usually done at night because that is when the temperatures are lower.

Arrosage du karting de Serre ChevalierArrosage Karting sur Glace à Serre Chevalier

 

It takes about another 50 hours of watering divided into several sessions to obtain a layer of compact and uniform ice.

Only after all these hours in difficult conditions , with temperatures dropping below -20 °, that the track can be used.

Alpes Loisirs Plus
Karting de Serre Chevalier
Circuit de kart sur glace de Serre Chevalier
05330 Saint Chaffrey
Tél : 04 92 52 60 60