SNOWsat

Professional slope and fleet management with snow depth measurement

Help from above

SNOWsat is a professional slope and fleet management system with snow depth measurement, which is based on satellite-guided positioning.

Snow depth measurement
The current position of the snow groomer is continually plotted to an accuracy of a few centimeters. The value that results after deducting the vehicle height is then compared with the depth value of a digital terrain model (reference depth) stored in the system. The snow depth at the current vehicle position is the difference between these two heights.

Infrastructure
Precise positioning is essential for high-accuracy snow depth measurement. This requires correction signals, which eliminate system-related inaccuracies, increasing positioning accuracy still further. The SNOWsat base station calculates these figures using GPS, GLONASS and GALILEO satellite signals. The correction signals are sent to the snow groomers directly or with the help of repeaters. These may be required to guarantee optimum reception in ski resorts with complex topography.
In the snow groomer the GNSS receiver and the on-board computer continually calculate position, snow depth and other vehicle data, record it and present it on the touchscreen in the driver's cab. When the vehicle is within range of a SNOWsat WiFi access point the data is automatically transmitted to the SNOWsat server and stored there.

Slope and fleet management
The analysis software being used with SNOWsat enables the slope and fleet managers to access diverse information and perform additional analysis processes. This results in diverse effects: optimized workflows and vehicle routes, for example, increase efficiency and also reduce fuel consumption. Vehicle data and snow depths are displayed easily and clearly on a map of the ski resort.
The production of man-made snow is one of the biggest cost factors in a ski resort. SNOWsat delivers detailed information on which snow guns need to be activated and when. This enables the resort to optimize use of the snow groomers and produce snow only as needed. An enormous financial advantage, which covers the investment costs in a surprisingly short time.

Orientation and safety
SNOWsat also provides the driver with an overview of all important information. It actively supports orientation around the site - regardless of the weather or visibility conditions. In addition to displaying snow depths, slope edges, snowmaking facilities, roads and paths, the system also warns drivers of danger zones and alerts them to the presence of other snow groomers and their winch ropes, if these vehicles are equipped with SNOWsat systems.

Vehicle system
Your PistenBully or even a third-party vehicle are equipped with the chosen SNOWsat vehicle system. This can be done either ex works or locally in the ski resort. There are various systems to choose from, individually tailored for slope management and/or complete fleet management.


Everything at a glance

High saving and optimisation potentials, plus many additional benefits, make SNOWsat a worthwhile investment in the future for any ski resort

Advantanges

Advantanges

15 %* less man-made snow
Snow produced only as needed
Real-time display of snow depth in the vehicle
Accuracy of snow depth measurement to within +/- 3 cm

Fuel consumption

8 %* less fuel consumption
Saving thanks to optimized routes and more economical driving
Real-time display of tracks taken

Less operating time

5 %* less operating time
Reduction through analysis and optimization of operating tasks

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Contact

Sales

John Gilbert

Managing Director
Telephone: +1 775 857 50 00
Fax: +1 775 857 50 10
Kässbohrer All Terrain Vehicles Inc.
8850 Double Diamond Parkway
US-89521 Reno, Nevada
www.pistenbullyusa.com

Dennis McGiboney

Sales Manager for North America
Telephone: +1 775 857-5011-202
Fax: +1 775 857-5010
Kässbohrer All Terrain Vehicles Inc.
8850 Double Diamond Parkway
US-89521 Reno, Nevada
www.pistenbullyusa.com

Jeb Ellermeyer

Telephone: +1 775 857-5011-30
Fax: +1 775 857-5010
Kässbohrer All Terrain Vehicles Inc.
45, Alfred A. Plourde Parkway
P.O. Box 1855
US-04241 Lewiston, ME
www.pistenbullyusa.com

Terry Fix

Telephone: +1 970 245-9331
Fax: +1 970 245-3362
Kässbohrer All Terrain Vehicles Inc.
2321 Interstate Avenue
US-81505 Grand Junction, CO
www.pistenbullyusa.com

Colin Hales

Telephone: +1 503 783 1935
Fax: +1 503 783 1936
Kässbohrer All Terrain Vehicles
18460 SW 126th Place
US-97062 Tualatin, Oregon
www.pistenbullyusa.com

Josh Nelson

Telephone: +1 207 777-7300
Cellular phone: +1 207 240 44 56
Fax: +1 207 784-5840
Kässbohrer All Terrain Vehicles Inc.
45, Alfred A. Plourde Parkway
P.O. Box 1855
US-04241 Lewiston, ME
www.pistenbullyusa.com

Paul Scanlon

Telephone: +1 952-345-3330
Fax: +1 952-345-3331
Kässbohrer All Terrain Vehicles, Inc.
3045 4th Avenue East
US-55379 Shakopee, MN
www.pistenbullyusa.com

Paul Swanson

Telephone: +1 952 345-3330
Fax: +1 952 345-3331
Kässbohrer All Terrain Vehicles, Inc.
3045 4th Avenue East
US-55379 Shakopee, MN
www.pistenbullyusa.com

Harry Turgeon

Telephone: +1 207 777-7300
Fax: +1 207 784-5840
Kässbohrer All Terrain Vehicles Inc.
45, Alfred A. Plourde Parkway
P.O. Box 1855
US-04241 Lewiston, ME
www.pistenbullyusa.com

Jim Grewe

Telephone: +1 435 752 51 10
Fax: +1 435 752 86 96
Peterson Equipment Co.
80 East 4000 North
P.O. Box 720
US-84318 Hyde Park, UT
www.petersonequipment.com

Bill Brandt

Telephone: +1 315 737 54 56
Fax: +1 315 737 89 22
Mohawk Industrial Werks
3500 Bleachery Avenue
P.O. Box 426
US-13319 Chadwicks, NY

Wolfgang Lutz

Area sales manager
Telephone: +49 7392 900 - 415
Fax: +49 7392 900 - 445
Kässbohrer Geländefahrzeug AG
Kässbohrerstraße 11
DE-88471 Laupheim