PRINOTH at the 2014 Olympic Games

With 62 snow groomers and a contract valued at 20 million, the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi are an international prestige project for Canadian snow groomer manufacturer PRINOTH.

GRANBY, QC, Dec. 18, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - As the official partner of Rosa Khutor, the ski area hosting the Downhill, Super-Combined, Giant Slalom, Slalom, and Freestyle and Snowboard races, all Olympic runs for the alpine competitions will be prepared by PRINOTH snow groomers. Innovative technologies, impressive milling performance and the drivers' know-how, accumulated during numerous major sporting events, mean that the snow groomers guarantee perfect racing slopes.

Order valued at 20 million

Production takes place in Sterzing, South Tyrol and at the North America Headquarters in Granby, Quebec. Following the Alpine World Ski Championships in Schladming, Sochi is the latest prestige project. "The major order shows us that people trust our technologies and that our snow groomers are totally reliable. PRINOTH has always committed to major sporting events, and we are pleased that our snow grooming will be used to provide the basis for successful races in Sochi as well," explains Werner Amort, Chairman of PRINOTH.

International transfer of knowledge

In order to ensure not only that the technology is problem-free, but also that the snow groomers are used correctly and provided with the appropriate maintenance, PRINOTH will make its knowledge of intelligent snow grooming available and send two professional snow groomer drivers to Rosa Khutor to ensure perfect ski slope conditions before and during the Games. For both of them this will be a return to old haunts since they provided the training for snow groomer drivers on site over the past year. To ensure that the event takes place without any problems, PRINOTH service technicians will also be there on-site with a capable Russian partner.

Successful client event in Sochi

In order to herald the upcoming Games and to already breathe a bit of Olympic air now, PRINOTH organized an international client event in Sochi last week.

It was attended by selected clients, international officials and personalities from the Russian racing circuit such as Sergey Belikov, Vice President of Rosa Khutor, Geir Olsen, Sporting Director of Rosa Khutor and the man responsible for snow grooming at Sochi, and Mojca Ogris-Schimberg, Mountain Manager of Rosa Khutor, to name only a few. The assembled guests discussed the upcoming Games and were introduced to the PRINOTH vehicle fleet. Excitement levels were high, meaning that clients at future Winter Olympics locations could be brought on board. In Russia as well, the event attracted great interest: "The event was a total success, I'm very excited by the snow groomers and will work to organize a similar event in Gornaya Karusel as well," said Alexander Stepanchenko, Vice President of JSK Krasnaya Polyana.

PRINOTH is cheering on all of the athletes and wishes everybody a successful competition!

PRINOTH: a Reliable Name Since Over 50 years

From the very beginning, PRINOTH has been synonymous of highest quality vehicles. The acquisition of Canadian tracked utility vehicle manufacturers Camoplast and Bombardier industrial tracked utility vehicles in 2009 gave PRINOTH the most extensive product range in the world. With over a half century of tracked vehicle experience, PRINOTH continues to develop and refine the sprocket-track system invented by Bombardier in 1935. It's just one of the reasons why our tracked vehicles are regarded as the best in the world and why you'll find a PRINOTH wherever there's hard work to be done. PRINOTH is the leading manufacturer of tracked utility carriers, snow groomers and vegetation management products for all types of terrain and conditions. Part of the LEITNER Group.

Globally competitive high-tech companies under one roof

Our group LEITNER concentrates on selected market segments in ropeway fields: ropeways, snow groomers and tracked utility vehicles, snowmaking systems, public transportation systems and wind power plants. Through strategic coordination and networking within the group, these segments benefit from valuable synergies which make us the world's first single-source supplier for winter technologies.

We have a worldwide presence based on 70 subsidiaries and 124 sales and service points. Our production locations and offices are found in ten different countries, all centralized to our markets: the Alps (Italy, France, Austria, Germany, Slovakia), Scandinavia (Sweden), the USA, Canada and China, and in India as a dynamic wind-power country. One of the group main strengths is the workforce with 3,270 employees.

Image with caption: "PRINOTH snow groomers, SOCHI (CNW Group/PRINOTH)". Image available at:


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