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HKD Snowmaking Re-Signs With USSA

By U.S. Ski & Snowboard
November, 21 2014

PARK CITY, UT (Nov. 21) – USSA athletes and clubs will continue to have world class training conditions thanks to HKD Snowmakers who re-signed as the official snowmaking supplier of the U.S. Ski Team through 2019. HKD is responsible for snowmaking at the U.S. Speed Center in Copper, CO. The Speed Center provides athletes with early season training largely possible through HKD Snowmaking's commitment to USSA and its athletes.



  • HKD Snowmakers has re-signed as the official snowmaking supplier of the U.S. Ski Team through 2019.
  • HKD Snowmakers first signed as the official snowmaking supplier of the U.S. Ski Team in 2011. HKD is responsible for all snowmaking at the U.S. Speed Center in Copper, CO.
  • HKD Snowmakers has now partnered with USSA to create the "White to Gold" program. The program is designed to help USSA member clubs improve the reliability of their training conditions through improved snowmaking.
  • ‘White to Gold” will provide USSA member clubs with a 20% discount off all HKD Snowmaking equipment. HKD has also pledged to donate 2% of all USSA sales back to USSA, to help support their athletes and clubs achieve their goal of Best in the World. For more information about the White to Gold program click here.



Brian Krill, USSA Club Development Manager
This special offer helps provide some real value to USSA member clubs. Essentially, any program looking to invest in a capital project for snowmaking or venue improvement can start with a generous donation from HKD through this discount. In working with a resort, the club can bring this to the table.

Mike Looney, Slope Maintenance Manager, Copper Mountain Resort
Thanks to HKD snowmaking capabilities, the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center at Copper Mountain is truly a world-class venue. The quality of HKD allows for a full downhill course early season with prime snow conditions.

Charles Santry, President, HKD Snowmakers
We at HKD Snowmakers are honored and excited about our continuing partnership with USSA and the introduction of our White to Gold snowmaking program. This program allows USSA and HKD to assist member clubs, their families and the resorts where they train by providing affordable snowmaking technology to ensure the best possible snow surface for our nation’s young athletes.

About HKD Snowmakers
HKD Snowmakers was founded in 1991 by Herman K Dupre (HKD), his fourth daughter Anni, and his son-in-law Charles Santry. The company’s initial product was the HKD Standard snowgun developed by Herman at Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Champion, PA. Herman and his wife, Sis, raised nine daughters who all embraced skiing and ski racing at a young age. HKD Snowmakers has continued to develop innovative snowmaking products focused on operational ease, longevity, and the fundamental economics of snowmaking. Today, the HKD product line includes the HKD Impulse tower, HKD Fan gun, and HKD KLIK automatic hydrant. HKD Snowmakers also offers engineering and system planning solutions.