Creat­ing pris­tine pistes

How It Works - - TRANSPORT -

How do these ve­hi­cles pick up clumps, smooth out bumps and spit out smooth snow?

Smoother

The crunched-up pieces of snow are smoothed by a flat blade lo­cated at the end of the snow groomer.

Grind­ing ice and com­pacted snow

A corkscrew cylin­der crushes the large pieces of hard­ened snow and ice.

Drive wheel

The drive wheels trans­form torque into trac­tive force and move the snow groomer.

Head­lights

Head­lights are mounted to the front of the ve­hi­cle so the snow groomer can be op­er­ated night or day.

Driver

Though eas­ier than driv­ing a car, snow groomer op­er­a­tors must have years of ex­pe­ri­ence to cor­rectly main­tain a ski slope.

Front blade

A multi-di­rec­tional blade cuts and lev­els the sur­face of the snow.

Guide wheel

The guide wheels of­fer sta­bil­ity and are re­spon­si­ble for turn­ing the ma­chin­ery.

Cater­pil­lars with ice thorns

A rub­ber track with steel blades digs into the snow so the plow can as­cend and de­scend the slopes.

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