Member Introductions

Re: Member Introductions

Postby admin on 12 Dec 2009, 21:03

Welcome, Wayne, John, and Isaac!

Hopefully things will pick up around here as we move deeper into the season!
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Re: Member Introductions

Postby troutriver on 07 Jan 2010, 12:19

Hello,

My name is Aaron Kidder. I am 33, and an operator at Aspen Highlands, Colorado. My primary duty is winching operations. I got my start in skiing/machinery growing up in East Corinth, Vermont at a small volunteer rope tow (http://www.northeastslopes.org) where I started learning to groom with a Thiokol 3700 Hydro pulling rollers/powdermakers. My neighbor groomed at Killington, so I spent time there and other areas in Vermont learning about grooming.

I attended college in Montana and repaired/operated PB 170's and 200's at Marshall Mountain outside Missoula while working on my diesel tech/business degree. I spent time all over Montana, Idaho and B.C. riding and learning from other cat operators while on ski trips. After school I returned to Vermont to work as mechanic for Milton Caterpillar.

In the years since I have worked in grooming and vehicle maintenance and spent some time as the service manager for PistenBully in Reno, Nevada. We moved back here to Colorado to raise our family. I currently work full-time for an excavation company as an operator/mechanic and winch at Highlands part-time.
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Re: Member Introductions

Postby LBCAK on 27 Feb 2010, 01:04

My name is Cody, and I work vehicle maintenance for Aspen Mountain in Colorado.

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Re: Member Introductions

Postby Kirill on 11 Aug 2011, 07:33

Hello! First of all I want to say great thanks to Patrick for this site. It is nearly the only large in English in hole Net!!!
My name is Kirill. I am from Russia, Moscow Region. I am 30. I have fallen in love with snow cats (by the way we call it RATRAC) since I saw it many years ago in the mountains when we went to ski there. It was Leitner LH420. And it is alive up to now!
I saw it, fall in love with it,... and forgot it. Till the time of first cat appearance at our local hill. It was about 10 years ago. And since that time I wanted to be an operator. Unfortunately it was no free vacancy till the beginning of last season. Last December a catch long-awaited chance, and now I am PB210DR operator. Maintenance is at me too. I lake all of it very much and I'm looking forward to beginning of the season.
Sorry for my English- it is my second language, as you understand.
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Re: Member Introductions

Postby MtnWest on 22 Dec 2011, 01:24

Hello, I've been lurking here for awhile and finally decided to sign in. My name is Paul and I'm part of a group that is working to reopen a little hill in the northern Rockies that has been closed for a few years. We've done a lot of work, but still have a long way to go to make it happen. Thanks to everyone who has posted here as I've found the information about equipment very helpful. As we get closer to opening, I'm sure I'll have a lot of questions for this group that simply can't be answered by someone selling or leasing you equipment.
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Re: Member Introductions

Postby ScottyMB on 23 Jan 2012, 09:26

Hello,

My names Scott and I'm from the UK. After living on a farm all my life, operating ploughs, cultivators, mowers... etc up and down fields can be great fun! But after seeing the SnowCats at work on a few of my ski trips, they look a lot more interesting than the odd plough or cultivator.

So, I've joined the forum out of interest and for some advice on maybe getting into the job in the near future!

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Re: Member Introductions

Postby Scooter on 08 Feb 2012, 16:54

Nice to be here,

I'm Zeb, this is my first season as a Groomer. I Groom up at Anthony Lakes Ski Area, located in Eastern Oregon. I love my job. We run a Pisten Bully 200, A Prinoth MP, and an old LMC for back country trips. It's a smaller mountain but great powder and great people. I look forward to reading and learning from this forum. Happy Grooming.
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Re: Member Introductions

Postby infidel on 13 Nov 2012, 22:03

Thank you to Patrick for setting up this forum!

I'm a total noob who is soon to start pushing snow at Mt Hood Meadows (OR). They are running BR350's, and just got a new PB400. I have been poring over the operator's manual and the grooming manual, and then scouring YouTube for videos. I can not wait to get out there and learn what it's all about!

I'm sure I will have questions for you guys. Thanks!
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Re: Member Introductions

Postby vetvadi on 25 Dec 2012, 14:21

First of All

I wish to salute all of you the bleesed groomers. It is an awesome privelege to have conversation with you.

My name is Emir tryping from Sarajevo- Bosnia and Herzegovina place of my residence but ı am from Istanbul where there is no mountain .

I love to be here Because I can ask questions that I am interested in. I highly respect the groomers despite the fact that I studied that nonsense International Relations subject! I am 25 years old I really interested in to be groomer. Cuz that profession is for me since the opportunity of experiencing the mountains steeps.

Here in Sarajevo the Famous mountain is Bjelasnica where the world winter olympic games held in 1984. maybe I may start to be groomer here in Bosnia.

Dear Admin is it useful to make titles for my questions

such as current prices of new snowcats ? what is the most expensive current snowcat ?

Also In how deep snow a snowcat can be driven ?

What are the most extreme operation conditions for snowcats in terms of snow depth?

Is it possible that snowcat stuck in very deep snow? any victim groomers yet ?

What is the most extreme degree that a snowcat can operate?
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Re: Member Introductions

Postby cbender on 31 Dec 2012, 11:50

Dear vetvadi, welcome to the discussion board. I hope we can answer your questions over the next couple of weeks, and good luck with your job aspirations. Grooming is indeed a "noble" profession and it can be a lot of fun.

Answer #1: Regarding snow depth and snowcat traction, most cats can negotiate 2-3 feet of new snow, but it all depends on what is underneath and how steep it is, both climbing and descending. And yes, cats can get stuck.

vetvadi wrote:First of All

I wish to salute all of you the bleesed groomers. It is an awesome privelege to have conversation with you.

My name is Emir tryping from Sarajevo- Bosnia and Herzegovina place of my residence but ı am from Istanbul where there is no mountain .

I love to be here Because I can ask questions that I am interested in. I highly respect the groomers despite the fact that I studied that nonsense International Relations subject! I am 25 years old I really interested in to be groomer. Cuz that profession is for me since the opportunity of experiencing the mountains steeps.

Here in Sarajevo the Famous mountain is Bjelasnica where the world winter olympic games held in 1984. maybe I may start to be groomer here in Bosnia.

Dear Admin is it useful to make titles for my questions

such as current prices of new snowcats ? what is the most expensive current snowcat ?

Also In how deep snow a snowcat can be driven ?

What are the most extreme operation conditions for snowcats in terms of snow depth?

Is it possible that snowcat stuck in very deep snow? any victim groomers yet ?

What is the most extreme degree that a snowcat can operate?
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