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U.S. Ski & Snowboard Continues Partnership With HKD Snowmakers

By U.S. Ski & Snowboard
December, 1 2021
HKD Snowmakers

PARK CITY, Utah (December 1, 2021) – U.S. Ski & Snowboard today announced its continued partnership with HKD Snowmakers as the Official Snowmaking Supplier of the organization.

HKD Snowmakers has served as the Official Snowmaking Supplier of the U.S. Ski Team since 2011, responsible for all snowmaking at the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center and Alpine Tech Center at Copper Mountain, Colorado. HKD snowguns cover the world-class training venue with early season snow, which allows alpine athletes to train on a full-length course in early November before conquering the demanding terrain featured on the World Cup circuit. 

“HKD Snowmakers has made a major impact on all levels of U.S. Ski & Snowboard athletes around the United States,” said U.S. Ski & Snowboard Chief Revenue Officer Michael O’Conor. “Our elite athletes access pre-season training thanks to the HKD snowguns putting down reliable early season snow at Copper Mountain. And HKD helps competitive skiers and snowboarders throughout the country gain access to terrain through its White to Gold program.”

As part of the partnership with U.S. Ski & Snowboard, HKD Snowmakers created the White to Gold Program to help member clubs improve the reliability of their race venue through improved snowmaking. HKD understands that snowmaking is a significant investment and developed this program to alleviate the capital cost of snowmaking. The program includes discounts on snowmaking products to participating U.S. Ski & Snowboard member clubs and technical support from HKD. Clubs that have benefitted from the program include Burke Mountain Academy and Cochran’s Ski Area, which have produced U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team stars such as Mikaela Shiffrin and Ryan Cochran-Siegle.

“We’re excited to kick off our 10th year as the Official Snowmaking Supplier to the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team, especially with the Winter Olympics just around the corner,” says Charles Santry of HKD Snowmakers. “It’s always satisfying to work with U.S. Ski & Snowboard and help member clubs access affordable snowmaking through our White to Gold Program. Early season snow is always a game-changer for clubs and their aspiring athletes.”

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Photos of U.S. Ski & Snowboard/HKD Snowmakers co-branded snowmakers for editorial use can be found here.


HKD Snowmakers, founded in 1991, is a North American-based manufacturer that makes snowmaking simple, effective, and efficient. HKD products include air/water snowguns, fan guns, KLiK hydrants, and snowmaking controls, and automation software. The HKD team loves the outdoors, and champion the success of its mountain partners with affordable and dependable snow.



U.S. Ski & Snowboard is the Olympic National Governing Body (NGB) of ski and snowboard sports in the USA, based in Park City, Utah. Tracing its roots directly back to 1905, the organization represents nearly 200 elite skiers and snowboarders in 2021, competing in seven teams; alpine, cross country, freeski, freestyle, snowboard, nordic combined, and ski jumping. In addition to the elite teams, U.S. Ski & Snowboard also provides leadership and direction for tens of thousands of young skiers and snowboarders across the USA, encouraging and supporting them in achieving excellence. By empowering national teams, clubs, coaches, parents, officials, volunteers, and fans, U.S. Ski & Snowboard is committed to the progression of its sports, athlete success, and the value of the team. For more information, visit



Courtney Harkins, Elevate Communications/U.S. Ski & Snowboard,

Mark Horton, HKD Snowmakers,