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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.

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



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)


• 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


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


You'll find more information here.

SNOWsat Brochure

file type: PDF
file size: 5.25 MB



St. Vigil Italy

Männlichen Switzerland

Weisse Arena Switzerland

Bergbahnen Sölden

Sölden Austria

Schnalstaler Bergbahnen

Schnalstaler Bergbahnen Italy

Grossglockner Heiligenblut

Heiligenblut Austria

Golm the first mountain in Montafon

Golm Austria

Mariazeller Bürgeralpe

Mariazeller Bürgeralpe Austria


Stoos Switzerland

Skiarea Miara

Skiarea Miara Italy


Meiringen-Hasliberg Switzerland


Wurzeralm Austria


Hinterstoder Austria


Gstaad Switzerland

St. Moritz Switzerland

Tele Villars Gryon Switzerland

Jiminy Peak USA

Alta Badia Italien

Les Houches Frankreich

Colfosco Italien

Val Thorens Frankreich

Thüringer Wald Deutschland

Réallon France

Cardrona New Zealand

SIT Canazei Italy

Levi Finland

Funivie Madonna Di Campiglio Italy

Les Saisies France

Zugspitze Top of Germany Germany

Diamond Peak United States

La Toussuire France

Anna Berg Lifte Austria

Engelberg - Titlis Switzerland

Orelle 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

Carosello Italy

Customer feedback

Matthias In-Albon Gstaad

"I had already known about SNOWsat for a while. The system has really been upgraded over the last few years." [ more ]

Tyler Fairbank Jiminy Peak

"I would highly recommend it. We can’t imagine living without it!" [ more ]

Thomas Lingg Imbergbahn

“We have been able to keep the valley downhill open for much longer. This means a six-figure income boost for us. We have invested our money really well here!” [ more ]

Marco Luggen and Toni Fuhrer Grindelwald

"The main benefit we see is that drivers get their feedback 1:1 in the vehicle and can react straightaway to that." [ more ]

Arnold Holl Jungholz

"SNOWsat has become a powerful tool for us in the preparation of outstanding slopes. We use it to decide when to move the snow-making systems." [ more ]

Brad Wilson Diamond Peak

"The SNOWsat system provided and installed by PistenBully was extremely helpful for Diamond Peak being able to provide a quality experience to our customer." [ more ]

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 ]


PistenBully supports the Cross Alps Tour

11 November 2016
PistenBully is once again supporting the Cross Alps Tour, which takes place this year from 9th to 22nd December, at three of four locations. [ more ]

Laax puts all its faith in PistenBully

12 October 2016
Weisse Arena Bergbahnen AG (CH) has not only returned to a pure PistenBully fleet, but is also switching its snow and fleet management. [ more ]

Sölden goes SNOWsat

30 September 2016
SNOWsat is managing far more than snow grooming in the ski resort in the Ötztal alpine valley. [ more ]

SNOWsat on the fast track

15 August 2016
The real potential in the field of slope and fleet management will prove its worth under difficult conditions. [ more ]

New SNOWsat investments from Skistar

11 July 2016
Happy with SNOWsat across the board [ more ]

SNOWsat at Timberline, Oregon, USA

30 June 2016
Thanks to SNOWsat, the Timberline Mountain Operations team can better prepare and market their snow for the busy summer camp season. [ more ]

SNOWsat for Skistar Åre, Sweden

23 November 2015
SNOWsat is also making advances in Scandinavia. [ more ]

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 ]



Peter Soukal

Telephone: +43 6244 4001 0
Cellular phone: +43 664 423 62 47
Fax: +43 6244 4001 75
Kässbohrer Austria GmbH
Garnei 173
5431 Kuchl

Christian Paar

Vertrieb und Technik SNOWsat
Telephone: +43 6244 4001 21
Cellular phone: +43 664 821 96 22
Fax: +43 6244 4001 76
Kässbohrer Austria GmbH
Garnei 173
5431 Kuchl

Horst Biechl

Salzburg, Kärnten, östliches Tirol
Telephone: +43 6244 4001 0
Cellular phone: +43 664 413 82 25
Fax: +43 6244 4001 11
Kässbohrer Austria GmbH
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5431 Kuchl

Richard Pechtl

Vorarlberg, westliches Tirol
Telephone: +43 6244 4001 0
Cellular phone: +43 664 440 1311
Fax: +43 6244 4001 11
Kässbohrer Austria GmbH
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Kurt Schreilechner

Salzburg, Steiermark, Kärnten, Nordösterreich, Oberösterreich, Wien, Burgenland
Telephone: +43 6244 4001 0
Cellular phone: +43 664 203 97 27
Fax: +43 6244 4001 11
Kässbohrer Austria GmbH
Garnei 173
5431 Kuchl

Peter Wilkinson

Vertrieb Innendienst
Telephone: +43 6244 4001 12
Cellular phone: +43 664 544 16 84
Fax: +43 6244 4001 74
Kässbohrer Austria GmbH
Garnei 173
5431 Kuchl
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