Our Heroes of the Night – Machines and Manpower

26. January 2017

When the first snowflakes start to appear and night falls over the region, that is the time when the engines start up on the downhill runs and the cross-country skiing trails of Olympiaregion Seefeld and the heroes of the night begin their work.


More than 20 snow preparation machines with up to 455PS per engine set out into the night to prepare the trails and runs for the next day. A combination of the power of machines and men ensures the region can maintain the high quality of the downhill runs and the cross-country tracks.

The additional use of the Snowsat System helps with a GPS measurement of the area – the snow can then be spread evenly over the runs. A demanding task with stunning views over the region at night which not only requires nerves of steel but also the occasional use of rope winches.

Before the heavy equipment sets out, more than 300 snowmaking installations (also known as “Jack Frost’s assistants”) work night and day to produce artificial snow to cover the trails and runs. A snow expert controls, co-ordinates and services the network. A seamless operation of the various tasks from snow production through to preparation testifies to the quality of the runs and trails and the dedication of our heroes of the night.

Without their magnificent work, it would be impossible to spend such an enjoyable time on the cross-country trails or downhill runs of the Olympiaregion Seefeld. A big thanks to them all for the remarkable job that they do.

Winter Adventure with our Heroes of the Night

Those who might have been intrigued by the idea of a trip in a snow preparation machine with one of our heroes of the night can now experience this winter adventure in the Olympiaregion Seefeld. Guests with the Olympiaregion Seefeld Card have the exclusive and complimentary opportunity to take part in this special outing. A unique adventure is guaranteed!


Further link:
Winter Adventure “Pistenbully-driving”


Fotos: Mathias Obmascher/ Wolfgang Kratzer/ Anton Schünemann

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