Operator Training

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A massively powerful vehicle with a glass cockpit. Controlled by a high tech joystick. Sounds as though it might be one the coolest workplaces in the world! Is this job for YOU?

Only perfectly trained operators can guarantee a perfectly prepared slope. They are able to get the best out of the snow groomer and in doing so, can cover more surface area per hour. This, even when the slopes are as steep as a rock face and the weather turns for the worst. Our theoretical and practical training is tailored to your particular field of application and we can adapt our training to align it with your requirements. We train your operators on our snow groomers in your own ski area and tailor the training program to your requirements. No training could be more individually suited.

Our experienced training team is as much at home on the slopes as they are on cross-country trails or in a snowpark. We know the challenges of varying weather conditions and snow types. The close relationship that we have with our PRINOTH technicians also ensures that we provide state-of-the-art courses.


  • Non-proprietary, tailor-made training
  • Several years‘ experience in slope preparation and snow production
  • Mastery of all slope and park difficulty levels
  • International expertise
  • Field tested in Olympic, World Cup and European Cup races
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European Operator Training 2021

This summer PRINOTH offers a new operator training package consisting of a theoretical online course and practical ON SNOW training on the Stelvio glacier. The course "EUROPEAN SUMMER TRAINING - MINIMISING RISKS" conveys the general rules for a safe handling of snow grooming equipment.

After successful completion of the training, each training participant receives a certificate.

The training teaches the general guidelines of conduct to facilitate a safe entry into the profession of a snow groomer operator. Company or ski area-specific rules must always be observed and supplement or replace the content conveyed by this course.

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Content Online Course

  • Legal basis
  • Functional principle of a snow groomer
  • Rules of conduct
  • Hazards and health risks
  • Hazardous chemical substances

Content Practical ON SNOW Training

  • 9:00 – 12:00 Familiarization with the main controls of the machine & hands-on overview daily maintenance
  • 13:00 – 17:00 Slope Grooming as best practice with various explanations regarding machine settings and performance, dos & don´ts
  • If further practice day booked, Winch operation in detail

The Schedule might slightly vary due to weather conditions.

Registration Procedure

  1. Registration on our E-Learning Platform
  2. Payment of the online course by credit card
  3. Training participant gets access to the online course
  4. After successfully completing the online course, the participant will receive the invoice as well as the date for the ON SNOW practical training



The training package including online course and 1 day ON SNOW practical training costs €1,150.00 (price per person) excluding VAT, Travel and accommodation expenses.

One lunch and Lift access to the glacier are included in the package fee.

Further practical ON SNOW Training days can be booked at the price of € 970,00 (price per person) excluding VAT, Travel and accommodation expenses. More information on this regard academy@prinoth.com.

Info COVID-19

All training participants must present a negative COVID-19 test (Antigen or PCR) result not older than 48 hours, to attend the practical training.

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