The target retail price is said to be between $175k-$225k per SPU, which is less than the cost of a modern snow cat.
What is the release date? Here is what inventor Dan Osborne says in reference to that, "My goal from day one has been to have them ready for distribution by the 2012/2013 ski season throughout North America and Europe the following season. We are on track so far with our initial time frame estimates in terms of resort participation and preliminary engineering and illustrations. Once prototype testing occurs this year, we will have a much better handle on if this date is feasible or not. It really depends upon who the ultimate manufacturer(s) will be."
The EcoGroomer website has an in depth cost and fuel savings overview if you want to see the logic behind the rig.
Here is a video on the history of the snowcat:
DENVER — If preliminary agreements are any indication, it looks as if Denver, Colorado, has all-but secured the Outdoor Retailer (OR) shows into the foreseeable future. According to a report published Friday in The Denver Post, Snowsports Industries America (SIA), is in buyout talks with Emerald Expositions, the main stakeholder in the infamous (and currently semi-homeless) Outdoor Retailer trade shows. Up until recently, the lucrative summer and winter Outdoor Retailer shows were held in
The Ski Utah Wild Women of the Wasatch find happiness in the moments of synergy between the earth, our bodies and minds, that face shot of powder floating light as a bird across the snow. The deep belly laughs bubbling out when our girlfriend cracks a joke at the goofy outfit we put on, just because. It’s the chill that runs up our spine when the mountain breeze meets the sweat from hiking up the peak. It’s that sweet, sweet rush of pointing ‘em straight down the mountain, and when it comes
is a film that pairs surfing’s living legends with today’s most progressive young surfers. explores the delicate relationship between people, time, and place, showcasing surfing icons from different generations in diverse locations around the world. The project is a creative collaboration between Teton Gravity Research, Garage Productions, and director Taylor Steele. “I feel like my entire body of work has been building towards this production,” Steele says. “This (film) came from a desire