SNOWsat

Professional slope and fleet management with snow depth measurement

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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.


How it works!

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

Everything at a glance

Touchscreen in the vehicle

• Map display of in the ski resort including anchor points, snow guns, slope edges, etc.
• Vehicle route display
• Snow depth display (current position and whole ski resort)

SNOWsat CAN

• Detailed display and evaluation of recorded vehicle data
• Timeline view to identify workflows
• Individual views (e.g. engine data v. speed)

SNOWsat Fleet

• Graphs and tables showing detailed vehicle data and groomed slopes
• Facilitates efficient deployment of vehicle fleet
• Driver and cost centre management
• Export function

SNOWsat Z

• Graphic display of snow depth with an accuracy of +/- 3 cm
• Snow management to optimise snow production
• Data exchange with snow-making facilities

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References

SNOWsat convinces.
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References

Cardrona
New Zealand

SIT Canazei
Italy

Levi
Finland

Funivie Madonna Di Campiglio
Italy

Les Saisias
France

Zugspitze Top of Germany
Germany

Diamond Peak
United States

Anna Berg Lifte
Austria

Engelberg - Titlis
Switzerland

Orelle
France

La Toussuire
France

Hochkönig
Austria

Sierra Nevada
Spain

Jungholz - Die Schneesicheren
Austria

Söllereck Bahn
Germany

Les 2 Alpes 3600
France

Alpe D’Huez
France

Mottolino - Fun Mountain
Italy

Ski Juwel
Austria

Flumser Berg
Switzerland

Gemeindealpe
Austria

Happy Gschwandtkopf Lifte
Austria

Isaberg
Sweden

Imbergbahn Skiarena
Germany

Jungfrau Ski Region
Switzerland


Interviews

Anton Ostler
Bay. Zugspitzbahn Bergbahn AG

"We were able to test the system in winter 2012/2013. It impressed us immediately. Because ist saves real money – and saved us throughout the season during the past snow-poor winter." [ more ]

Stephan Schelbli
Titlis Bergbahnen

"Thanks to SNOWsat we can also offer perfect slopes in a snow-poor winter. The investment in snow management is worth it: skier days with us at Titlis are actually increasing." [ more ]

Jack Coughlin
Diamond Peak

"SNOWsat has been a valuable tool for grooming as well as for snowmaking. With this year’s low snow conditions the grooming staff is better able to manage the snow surface." [ more ]

Fernando Perathoner
S.I.T.C. S.p.A.

"Despite the warm weather last week we are not worried about the end of the season. We are very relaxed because we are superbly equipped." [ more ]

News

Always with our finger on the pulse

11 March 2015
Kässbohrer Geländefahrzeug AG is also keeping its promise to refine and develop the SNOWsat snow and fleet management system for the 2015/2016 season. [ more ]

SNOWsat fleet growing rapidly!

28 January 2015
17 snow groomers have been equipped with SNOWsat from Kässbohrer Geländefahrzeug AG just this year in Switzerland's Jungfrau ski region with its unique and... [ more ]

SNOWsat in detail – software for analysis

13 November 2014
SNOWsat is the leading professional snow and fleet management solution with snow depth measurement, which caters comprehensively to the differing... [ more ]

SNOWsat in detail – the vehicle systems

22 September 2014
With three different vehicle systems, SNOWsat from Kässbohrer Geländefahrzeug AG fulfils the varying demands ski resort operators make of a professional... [ more ]

Help from above!

30 June 2014
Fit for the future with snowsat [ more ]

SNOWsat for third-party vehicles

29 January 2014
Kässbohrer Geländefahrzeug AG is now also offering SNOWsat for third-party vehicles. [ more ]

Innovation award for SNOWsat

19 December 2013
SNOWsat has been given an award in the category of “Industry & Services” after taking part in the French innovation award Trophées Cap'Tronic. [ more ]

Contact

Sales

John Gilbert

President
Telephone: +1 775 857-5000
Fax: +1 775 857-5010
Kässbohrer All Terrain Vehicles Inc.
8850 Double Diamond Parkway
Reno, Nevada 89521
United States
www.pistenbullyusa.com

Dennis McGiboney

VP Sales & Marketing
Telephone: +1 775 857-5011 X 202
Fax: +1 775 857-5010
Kässbohrer All Terrain Vehicles Inc.
8850 Double Diamond Parkway
Reno, Nevada 89521
United States
www.pistenbullyusa.com

Jeb Ellermeyer

Sales Sierra
Telephone: +1 775 857-5011 X 301
Fax: +1 775 857-5010
Kässbohrer All Terrain Vehicles Inc.
8850 Double Diamond Parkway
Reno, Nevada 89521
United States
www.pistenbullyusa.com

Terry Fix

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

Colin Hales

Sales & Service Pacific Northwest
Telephone: +1 503 783-1935
Fax: +1 503 783-1936
Kässbohrer All Terrain Vehicles
18460 SW 126th Place
Tualatin, Oregon 97062
United States
www.pistenbullyusa.com

Josh Nelson

Sales New England
Telephone: +1 207 777-7300
Cellular phone: +1 207 240-4456
Fax: +1 207 784-5840
Kässbohrer All Terrain Vehicles Inc.
45, Alfred A. Plourde Parkway
P.O. Box 1855
Lewiston, ME 04241
United States
www.pistenbullyusa.com

Paul Scanlon

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

Paul Swanson

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

Jim Grewe

Sales Intermountains
Telephone: +1 435 752-5110
Fax: +1 435 752-8696
Peterson Equipment Co.
80 East 4000 North
P.O. Box 720
Hyde Park, UT 84318
United States
www.petersonequipment.com

Bill Brandt

Sales North- & Southeast
Telephone: +1 315 737-5456
Fax: +1 315 737-8922
Mohawk Industrial Werks
3500 Bleachery Avenue
P.O. Box 426
Chadwicks, NY 13319
United States