Ski season 2023/2024. I am 89 new cable cars Leitner, Puma, Leitner Puma signed from America and Bartholet from the South Tyrol group HTI Those who are preparing to launch the new winter season, it is upon us now. The companies are actually present with dozens of cable cars in Europe between Italy, France, Scandinavia, the Balkans and Austria, but also in new countries. Greece and Uzbekistan. Then there north americain particular the United States, which, after last year’s achievements, repeats the record of the group’s headquarters in the United States with 29 new factories, confirming how the overseas market after the pandemic has taken a real relaunch phase.
Cable cars, spread all over the world, are ready to go into action, but not only that, since they are also on the side Prinoth ice grooming machine And Demalinko programmed snow systems, we are preparing for the opening of the winter season with many new features. “We invest significant amounts of money in research and development year after year to make our winter technologies increasingly sustainable. Even on the eve of the new winter season, there is great relief that we have once again been chosen by the world’s most prestigious ski resorts.” Anton Sieber, Chairman of HTI Group.
From the Alps to Scandinavia, down through the Balkans to Greece
Italy, France, Scandinavia, the Balkans and Austria are the regions where the largest number of new HTI factories will be opened. In our country, among the most anticipated works, we find the debut of the new cable cars in the region in winter brissanon Blues, And then the cable car to the ski area campiglio printa dolomite, At the Collieri Ski Arena, in the province of Bergamo, at Andalo in Trentino and the chairlifts at Passo Tonale and again in Collier. In France, around ten new facilities will be operational in popular ski resorts such as La Plagne and Avoriaz and also in the Pyrenees. In Austria there are two other lifts A Kitzbühel, With a focus on energy saving. the Scandinavian countries It is asserting itself as an important market, with many new facilities spread across Sweden, Norway and Finland (in the latter country the first Finnish 8-seater elevator was built in Ruka). To complete the European picture, we add the new constructions that will characterize the various ski resorts in Switzerland, among which are noteworthy the Alpine crossing that connects Zermatt with Cervinia a few weeks ago, and the first two sections of the Robitaxi cable car in Bartholet which in Flims Laax constitutes a real world first where the cabins move autonomously. At the station at a speed of 1 m/s. A system that consumes up to 50% less energy than a traditional gondola. Going south, it is worth noting the innovations on the cable car side in the Balkans, where Slovenia is leading the way with six new facilities, and Greece, where after several years it is again investing in new facilities in the west of the Hellenic Peninsula. And in Macedonia.
The boom continues in North America
If Europe continues to be important for HTI’s activity in the ice sector, and in Asia there are new plants in China, South Korea and Uzbekistan, important signals have also arrived from abroad in 2023 with good wells. 29 new plants in North America, especially in the United States. It is a growth trend that has already given off significant signals in the past year and which has found even more momentum in 2023. In fact, new ropeways have been built in major ski areas in North America, from Utah to New Mexico to Ontario, and clearly ending with Colorado in locations. Famous ones like Aspen, Winter Park and Breckenridge.
Piste grooming, snowmaking and ski resort management
A new winter season will initially see a large rotation of new Prinoth snow groomers. They will be in ski areas spread across different continents About 700Between new and used, “Cats” Prinoth, where the Alps and North America also play a leading role in this case. Moreover, the fleet of electric snow groomers is also growing, namely EMotions, which reached the Scandinavian and French markets last year and will soon also start working on snow in Switzerland and North America.
In terms of the programmed snowmaking designed by Demaklenko, we are about to launch the new season after it has been completed One hundred projects around the worldand 2,500 snow guns including flails and spears. Among the most important are noteworthy those completed in STobai in Austria and in the Myler Mountain Resort in Armenia. Finally, with the goal of optimizing resources, there are now more than 500 resorts around the world that rely on Skadii, the patented digital platform for ski resort management, capable of making operations and workflows in ski resorts more effective and efficient. And it can be controlled.
High Technology Industries (HTI) is a world leader in cables (Leitner, Poma, Bartholet and Agudio), snow groomers, tracked vehicles and plant management (Prinoth and Jaraff), artificial snow making and dust control systems (Demaclenko and Wlp), and wind energy (Leitwind ), hydropower (Troyer), and digital management of ski resorts (Skadii). The group ended 2022 with a turnover of 1.3 billion euros and, again last season, invested 35 million in research and development. There are more than 4,300 HTI Group collaborators working around the world.
Opening image: HTI Group plant in Argentina. Image courtesy HTI
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