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Cornice Snow maker is ideal for home snow making use. Use it for a
White Christmas, make a sledding hill, or even build your own backyard
terrain park. To make snow you will need below freezing weather, the
Cornice Snowmaker, a water supply (minimum 65 psi), an air compressor and high quality
garden hose (no pressure washer pump needed). If you have an air compressor
we can match up the cfm
(cubic feet per minute) of it to the
nozzle sizes listed in red below.
You have many
home snow maker options, so why should you buy a Cornice
Snowmaker? See below.
if I get one of those "all
snowmakers? You will be able to make snow at home with 110 volts
and a garden hose but for over $2000 (not including shipping) and it is
heavy and difficult to move around. The air compressor and
pressure washer pump are not usable by themselves and it is not able to
produce enough air volume at higher altitudes to make snow.
about the "high
snowmakers? These snowmakers use a pressure washer pump to supply
hundreds to over 1000psi of water to the snowmaker. You are not
able to adjust snow quality so when the temperature is warmer the snow
will be wet and freeze as ice and when it is very cold you can't add
water to make more snow. The water and air flows are fixed.
about making my own snowmaker? There are several designs on the
internet that use hardware store parts. It can cost several
hundred dollars in parts to build a good one and you have to make your
own nozzle. They tend to freeze easily and are not very efficient.
should I buy the Cornice Snowmaker?
It is lightweight and easy to move around, the heavy air compressor stays in one
spot without an extension cord, easy and inexpensive to add more
snowmakers, change nozzles to increase production with a larger air
compressor or colder temperatures, easier to use on steep slopes, adjustable snow quality and it can make snow at warmer
temperatures and higher elevations. Our unique manifold design
allows the water to warm the snowmaker to minimize freeze ups, plus it
is inexpensive. We have been producing the Cornice Snowmaker since
2002 and have customers worldwide and with great customer support.
We never have had one customer return their snowmaker for a refund.
We have been busy with an improved design for the
Cornice Snowmaker. We added an additional water nozzle and when the
temperature is cold enough we just open a valve and more than double the
gallons per minute. Most of this pile was made in just 11 hours,
total depth is about 5' and there was less than 2' from the night
before. We reached 3.3 gpm using a 2 HP DeWalt air compressor and a
1 HP booster pump. We can convert your existing Cornice Snowmaker
for $200 and we now offer the Cornice Plus Snowmaker..
Contact us for more information on this break
though in home snowmaking.
The Cornice Snowmaker needs
three elements to work: water, compressed air, and cold
temperatures. Additives aren't needed to make
The Cornice Snowmaker comes with two quick change nozzles matched to your air
compressor. It uses between 6 and 20 cfm of air and flows .5 gpm
to 5 gpm of water. See chart below for nozzle sizes and
approximate gallons per minute of water
(gpm) and air
flow (cfm). GPM dependent on water pressure.
.5 -1.5, 6-7
95/70, 2-5, 12-20
and 95/30 have the lowest noise levels. Flows are
The Cornice Snowmaker comes with an adjustable tripod
that works well on any hillside. The tripod is lightweight yet
heavy duty and is designed for surveyors equipment. It has a strap with
a buckle that secures the legs and the strap makes for an easy carry handle.
Heavier duty tripod available for only $80 more.
The Cornice Snowmaker
operates best with air pressure between 65 and 90 psi. Water
pressure can be as low as 65 psi yet 100 psi or greater improves
production. To increase water psi scroll down and look at the
electric pump we have available.
Snowmaker is easy to use. It must be 27°
F wet bulb or colder to make snow. Here is a set up list (Detailed
instructions come with the snowmaker):
1. Place snowmaker on tripod in location where you want to make
2. Hook up dry 3/4" garden hose from air compressor to snowmaker using the
adapter check valve.
3. Hook up garden hose to water spigot and hook up to snowmaker.
4. Turn on air and water to snowmaker.
5. Adjust air and water valves on snowmaker until you are making snow.
Here is the snow a Cornice
Snowmaker provided Peter's family in the Netherlands in the December
2010. It doesn't normally snow very much at their house, but the
Cornice came through for them.
The Cornice Snowmaker can make a blizzard
of fun in your front yard and you will see results
in the first few minutes of snowmaking.
This snow was made over night with the 95/30
nozzle on the Cornice Snowmaker and the photo was taken a few days
The Cornice Snowmaker adds the final touch to your Christmas decorations.
Just think you can be the only one on the block with a White Christmas every
A simple way to increase
snow production is to increase the water pressure. A simple sprinkler pump
with an on/off switch can boost your water pressure by 80 psi.
Max water pressure for the
Cornice Snowmaker is 250 psi. For higher pressures contact us.
You local new stations may take notice of your snow. Here is some of the news
coverage we received.
Denver's WB2 news Dan Daru
covering the Cornice Snowmaker just in time for a White Christmas.
December 5, 2002.
WB2 liked the snowmaker so
much they did another story on Christmas Eve. Also Fox
31news did a story on December 23, 2002. If you make snow in your yard
maybe the news stations will want to film you!
The Cornice Snowmaker makes very durable snow. Just keep making snow
and let it pile up and take bets on how long it will last. This 8'
deep pile lasted till April 14th.
is a list of our snowmaking packages for the Cornice Snowmaker.
Shipping included on all items on this page (Continental
No hidden costs, the prices listed below are exactly what you pay.
Contact us for international shipping quotes.
securely with any major credit card through
We also accept checks
by mail. Email us with your order and shipping info and we will
prepare your order. When we receive your check we will ship your
order. Make checks payable to CHS Snowmakers and mail to 8143
S Carr CT Littleton, CO 80128. Email us at info@CHSsnowmakers.com
Cornice Plus Snowmaker. This is the Cornice Plus
snowmaker with the
extra nozzle added on to greatly increase snow production. You will need
at least 100 psi of water pressure (pump below will provide that) and the DeWalt
2 HP air compressor or larger air compressor. When you order, please
provide the CFM of air your air compressor has so we can size the nozzle
$950.00 + $49 shipping = $999
Cornice Snowmaker with TWO 3/4" x 50' Econo flo garden hoses,
Boost your water pressure by as much as 80 psi with
this portable 115 volt water pump. We have it complete with all the
fittings you need for your Cornice Snowmaker. If your water pressure is
below 65 psi you will need this. If it is between 65 psi and 100 psi the
Cornice Snowmaker will work but production is lower than it can be. Boost
the psi above 100 psi and watch your Cornice Snowmaker really crank out the
$250 + $25 shipping = $275
x 50' wildland fire garden hose. This hose has the same pressure ratings
as the rubber hose but is much lighter. The couplings are not crush proof.
each includes shipping
Nozzles for Cornice Snowmaker (any size) - Order more for replacements
or for larger volumes of snow. The Nozzle Body is the base for any of
the nozzles listed below and it has 1/4" FNPT.
per brass nozzle and brass nozzle body, shipping included. Nozzle
body is required for nozzles, has 1/4" FNPT.
and 95/30 have the lowest noise levels.
Leather insulated and water proof winter
work gloves, these are the best gloves for snowmaking. Large
+ $5 for shipping = $17
Order gloves in bulk and save.
Six pairs for $9
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