Protective padding from TechnoAlpin for enhanced safety
Above the traditional kur resort of Merano at the heart of South Tyrol lies a sun-blessed ski area by the name of Meran 2000. Ifinger Seilbahnen AG, as the operating company, has a special focus on safety for its forty kilometers of ski trails. For that reason, president Walter Weger has had all 26 TechnoAlpin stick guns fitted with protective padding for maximum impact absorption in the case of a collision.
The padding is designed to ensure full protection even under difficult conditions, including problematical slope geometries and deep snow cover, without interfering in any way with the proper functioning and ease of operation of the snowguns.
The protective padding comes in a three-piece set, with the third one-meter long pad available as a modular solution for wrapping round the pole and its support. Like all TechnoAlpin padding, the bright yellow covers are made of high-grade PVC and contain high-strength water-repellent foam with a density of 21 kg/m3. To prevent water penetrating the pads, all seams are additionally welded. As one would expect of a quality product from the house of TechnoAlpin, the pads have outstanding ozone and UV resistance properties and are fitted with convenient heavy-duty Velcro fasteners.
Ifinger Seilbahnen AG is just one of 45 TechnoAlpin customers located in South Tyrol.