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Now this is a snow groomer!

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The Prinoth "Beast" could be my favorite Pininfarina design of all time.  I thought I saw a few of these at the Canyons, and I guess more resorts will eventually use them in the USA since they groom 40% more snow than anything else in the world.  Based upon the company videos, these things have a nicer interior than most cars.  I never operated a snow cat, but this thing would be a blast to try with the music cranked up.  If only there were a radio controlled model for me to play with.  Here are some photos I found using a GOOGLE search:

 

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Even if you hate groomed trails gotta be awestruck by that thing. Gotta be a really fun thing to drive. The question is, how good is it compared to smaller groomers? 

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A far cry from my old days in a Thiokal, DMC, LMC

 

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A far cry from my old days in a Thiokal, DMC, LMC

 

Were you breathing diesel fumes in that thing?

 

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Even if you hate groomed trails gotta be awestruck by that thing. Gotta be a really fun thing to drive. The question is, how good is it compared to smaller groomers? 

The "Beast" is reportedly the most efficient, the most expensive and the best.  The first photo came from the benzworld site, so I have to assume the 527hp diesel is a Mercedes.  It probably pays for itself with the increased efficiency, but after last season how many resorts can afford that thing?   I read there are only 30 operating in the world. 

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