Being involved in the Ski Industry for as long as I have, you get to see a lot of cool things. Grooming machines are one of the coolest machines around. They can cost $125,000-$150,000 and most little boys only dream of owning one, or at the very least driving one. I have had the pleasure to put in more than 20+ hours driving it around on the beginner area grooming snow for the next day. It was such a thrill to command such horsepower. They can pretty much run over and push whatever is in your way, whether it be a small building, a snowmaking gun or a lift tower, they pack a mighty punch.
Photographed below is a Spryte. This machine does not groom the snow. It moves people around in the snow. This is the actual machine hired by ABC to cover the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid. This 10 passenger carrier was one of nine vehicles that hauled people and cameras throughout the event. ENJOY!
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