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North America’s First Ski Destination Resort Can Now Claim Another First…

Sun Valley Resort acquires first PRINOTH LEITWOLF Tier 4 Final groomers in North America

Sun Valley Resort took delivery today of the first two PRINOTH LEITWOLF snow groomers equipped with an EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Tier 4 final engine, the cleanest engine technology in North America. Voted #1 in Grooming in the 2016 SKI Magazine annual readers’ poll, acquiring two of the PRINOTH LEITWOLF snow groomers reinforces the resort’s dedication to exceptional grooming and snowmaking.

“We are very proud to be the first resort in North America to work with these vehicles equipped with this innovative and clean technology. Thanks to their wide track width, they provide the highest grooming performance in their class. The large track working surface also gives the LEITWOLF an extraordinary climbing ability. You can prepare larger areas in a shorter period of time, saving time as well as fuel,’’ stated Peter Stearns, Sun Valley’s director of mountain operations.

The standardized instrumentation used across the entire fleet further contributes to the vehicles’ outstanding performance on the slopes and ensures maximum efficiency. The LEITWOLF’s unique hydraulic suspension/active undercarriage allows the operator to reduce the track working surface making the vehicle extremely nimble or increasing it to maximize the climbing ability, all at the touch of a button. Among other things, this also means that very little time and effort is needed for drivers to adjust to the vehicles.

“The new LEITWOLF offers more engine power and higher torque, while reducing exhaust emissions by more than 90%,” said PRINOTH North America’s director of snow grooming, Dave Hunter. “It saves you time and money, along with having reduced emissions. The LEITWOLF is leading the way with not only powerful performance and excellent environmental compatibility, but doing so in a very efficient manner.”

LEITWOLF – A Step Ahead
90% less emissions through the “Tier 4 final” standard, the benchmark for the cleanest exhaust emissions in North America

  • Unrivaled grooming performance with a 14.8 ft (4.5 m) track width
  • Unique parallel offset of the tiller
  • Optimal efficiency thanks to intelligent power distribution
  • AUTOMATIC winch with a pulling capacity of 5 tons (44.1 kN)

PRINOTH offers worldwide a complete fleet equipped with “Tier 4 Final” systems and thus, sets a new standard for environmental compatibility and engine technology. The new generation of snow groomers by PRINOTH combine outstanding performance and high-tech solutions with extremely low fuel consumption and optimal handling. The innovative engine technology has led to a huge reduction in emissions, while at the same time enabling higher engine output.

About Sun Valley
Founded in 1936 as America’s first destination ski resort, Sun Valley Resort in the Idaho mountains is a four-season resort. Perennially ranked “best of” by major international ski, golf and travel media, outdoor adventure enthusiasts enjoy championship-level skiing, snowboarding, skating, hiking, biking, golf, fishing and shooting. Concerts, shopping, world-class restaurants, and conference and special event space, also place Sun Valley above other destination resorts for its array of activities and what it has to offer. Sun Valley is a member of the Grand America Hotels and Resorts family. Sister properties include Snowbasin Ski Resort, Grand America Hotel, Little America Hotel (all Salt Lake City, Utah); The Westgate Hotel, San Diego, Calif.; Little America, Flagstaff, Ariz.; Little America, Cheyenne, Wyo.

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