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  July 31, 2017

Safety Talk for Ski Areas: Snowmobile Operation Around Snowcats

Snowmobile Operation around Snowcats Overview

Snowcats are large machines that have limited visibility when working in dark and snowy conditions. They are machines that are slow to respond to hazards and cannot come to an immediate stop. When
traveling on the mountain before and after the hours of operation, you should assume there are snowcats grooming the mountain. Being aware and prepared to handle hazards will help prevent injuries if you encounter them.

Safety Talk Outline (using the handout below):

  • Preventative Measures
  • Discussion Questions

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