The Mountain Planet exhibition was held from April 26 to 28 in Grenoble. This was the first trade fair for alpine technologies in three years, capturing the attention of a broad audience. It was met with eager anticipation and expectation from exhibitors and visitors alike. The many beaming faces on the TechnoAlpin booth said it all! This year's trade fair proved to be yet another resounding success story. Numerous visitors from all over Europe took advantage of this initial opportunity to engage in lively discussion.
The pioneering spirit of company founder Ernst Prinoth is still part of the company's philosophy today: PRINOTH stands for the pursuit of quality and innovation—and a passion for winter sports. At Mountain Planet 2022, PRINOTH presented machines and digital solutions for environmentally friendly, efficiently groomed, perfect slopes—that can also help improve work life for people operating our vehicles and employed in ski resorts.
A cleaner, more powerful fleet
Thanks to their Stage V engines, the new LEITWOLF and the new BISON impress with their performance, low fuel consumption and minimal exhaust emissions. Only the HUSKY eMOTION leaves behind fewer emissions—none at all. This year, it will go into series production as the world's first electric snow groomer.
The HUSKY eMOTION proves that unbridled power can be found in environmentally friendly drives: The electric motor delivers 245 hp and an instant torque of 1,000 Nm. Thanks to a runtime of up to three hours, most cross-country trails and small slopes are groomed before the battery needs to be recharged.
Operation of the three vehicles is more comfortable than ever. The new cab offers more legroom, and the PRINOTH CONTROL UNIT, with its improved joystick and 12-inch touchscreen, provides an unparalleled driving experience. The further development of the joystick promotes intuitive use and operator friendliness.
Working efficiently and saving resources
PRINOTH supplies the ideal vehicles for a sustainable fleet—and more. With PRINOTH Connect, the company is presenting a collection of digital solutions at Mountain Planet 2022. These connect people, machines and data to optimize operations throughout the ski area, simplify complex day-to-day work and save resources—time and money, as well as water and electricity. Features such as Snow Measurement, Fleet Management, Task Manager and Maintenance Overview are connected to the Skadii platform. Data can be retrieved in real time, evaluated and visualized on different end devices such as desktop computers or smart phones.
Snow Measurement is the most precise snow measuring system on the market and enables improved snow management from production to distribution and grooming. This can help extend the ski season while saving costs.
With Fleet Management, the entire vehicle fleet of a ski resort can be managed quickly, easily and comprehensively. All the essential vehicle data is recorded. Clear reporting provides parameters and key figures which then showcases optimization opportunities.
The Task Manager facilitates the management of tasks throughout the ski area, no more jobs get lost between notes, lists, messages and calls. With Maintenance Overview, all repairs and maintenance work are always in view, which makes planning easier. No more maintenance steps are missed, no more spare parts ordered too late.
At Mountain Planet 2022, PRINOTH prestened state-of-the-art machines and digital services that enable ski resorts worldwide to save costs, work more efficiently, and save resources—for a sustainable future of winter sports.
TechnoAlpin proudly presented the latest additions to its product range! The new TL4 Double Head Lance, which has two TL4 heads mounted on a single lance pipe, caused quite a sensation.
The new mobile TR9 fan gun - a newcomer to TechnoAlpin's spring 2022 TR range - was also on display. It guarantees optimum efficiency, providing the right snow gun in the right place at the right time.
Visitors were also impressed by the new ATASSpro software offering smarter snowmaking than ever before thanks to new levels of intelligence and a novel user interface.
Visitors could find out about the new revamped models at the SnowFactory Corner. TechnoAlpin has perfected the SnowFactory over many years of research and development.
The TT10 wowed visitors in the outdoor arena. The first real tower gun, where turbine and tiltable tower form a single unit, was on display for the first time. Most visitors had only seen it in photographs and videos until now. The live demonstration of the tilting process generated considerable enthusiasm amongst onlookers.
2021 was once again an important year for LEITNER. The basis for this worldwide success is the company's know-how, which has been built up over the years and is continuously developed through research at the highest level. At the Grenoble stand, visitors were once again able to admire the South Tyrolean company's best new technologies.
Diamond EVO: The LEITNER Premium Cab
Starting with the new Diamond EVO cabin: the LEITNER Premium cabin, after being upgraded with new configuration options, now has more touch of customization. LEITNER's development work and the individual requirements of the customers proved decisive in this upgrading process. Thanks to the modular construction and high-quality processing in the famous Pininfarina look, the cabin offers plenty of free space, maximum comfort and the premium design never fails to impress.
Maximum flexibility for all bike adventurers
Another novelty "showcased" at the LEITNER booth in Grenoble is the new solution for transporting bikes on the chairlift, which is distinguished by its ease of assembly and use. The bike rack is available for chairlifts without weather protection bubbles and is quick and easy to assemble. As it is attached to the chair frame, the vehicle is perfectly balanced and does not sway sideways.
Loading the bikes onto the chair is quick and easy and can therefore be done independently by each passenger. The same applies to unloading after arrival at the mountain station.
During the chairlift ride, the chair remains protected from dirt as there is no point of contact between the seat and the bike. With this chairlift solution, bikes of all types and sizes can be transported: from the 8-person chair with a maximum of 4 bike racks, to the 6-person chair with a maximum of 3 racks, and finally the 4-person chair with a maximum of 2 racks.
For chairs with a weather protection bubbles, a separate transport vehicle is used. Thanks to the Stop&Go technology at the mountain station, unloading the bike is easy and convenient for the guest.
On the technology front in Grenoble, LEITNER presented the new LPA EVO grip, developed from the basic LPA model, which can now be used in monocable systems for rope diameters of 64 mm, with the resulting advantages of both increased transport capacity and the length of the installation being able to cope with even greater differences in height.