Whistler Blackcomb mountain is a premiere winter resort in British Columbia Canada. Some months ago our subsidiary "LufftUSA" installed the first Ventus ultrasonic anemometer atop a main ski lift on the Whistler mountain. The first winter storm passed leaving the entire mountain and all mechanical equipment covered in snow and ice... except the Ventus-UMB.
The Ventus-UMB continued to give accurate wind speed and wind direction data through the storm. Now there is a plan to install more Ventus-UMB sensors at the Peak chair near the summit of Whistler mountain.
» Lufft-Blog entries regarding that topic:
Topic 1: "Reliable in ice and snow ? Ultrasonic Anemometer Ventus-UMB"
Topic 2: "Measuring technology under extreme conditions"