EcoGroomer project MMSA (data verified)


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EcoGroomer project MMSA (data verified)

  1. 1. Eco-Groomer©MmSA case Study (data verified)<br />Copyright© 2011 Daniel Osborne <br />All Rights Reserved<br /><br /><br />
  2. 2. Problem<br /><ul><li>Estimated that snow grooming requires 6-7 million gallons of diesel fuel per year at US ski resorts
  3. 3. Cost to US ski resorts over $100 Million per year
  4. 4. Annual grooming costs for MMSA is $2.28 million </li></ul> requires over 156,000 gallons of diesel per year<br /><ul><li>Negative public perception of extensive snow grooming in relation to high lift ticket prices</li></li></ul><li> Why lift tickets cost $99 at Vail<br />Photo and Caption by Terry Richard:<br />“Will they charge me just $46 if I promise to stay off the groomed runs”<br />The Oregonian - March 06, 2008<br />
  5. 5. Solution: EcO-Groomer (Patent Pending) <br />
  6. 6. Key aspects<br /><ul><li>Utilizes 2 additional retractable snow processing units to triple grooming area by one cat on most trails
  7. 7. Intermediate and Beginner trails primarily, </li></ul> not for advanced runs or deep snow events<br /><ul><li>Estimated that (60%-70%) of general grooming </li></ul> can be done in Eco-Groomer (EG) mode<br /><ul><li>Total grooming cost will be reduced by as much </li></ul> as 30% to 40% with EG technology<br />
  8. 8. Snow Processing Unit (Side View) <br />Mogul Muncher<br />SPU Housing<br />Tracks<br />Snow<br />Tiller<br />Approx 54”<br /><ul><li>Large tiller in front replicates the action of the blade in grooming operations
  9. 9. Small set of tracks in middle compacts and breaks up larger chunks of snow
  10. 10. Tiller at back provides final snow processing and smooth out as always</li></li></ul><li>Eco-groomer in retracted mode<br /><ul><li> Deep Snow Events
  11. 11. Most Difficult Runs
  12. 12. Standard Cat Track
  13. 13. Confined Trails
  14. 14. Storage</li></li></ul><li>MmSA Grooming Stats & Expenses (figures verified) <br />Average of 780 acres groomed nightly (GN)<br />Requires 14 Cats <br />Annual cost = $2.28 Million<br />156,000+ gallons of diesel fuel used*<br />*based on 2010 ski season<br />
  15. 15. Grooming costs (per night)<br />
  16. 16. MmSA Savings w/Eco-groomer (actual) <br />Average of 780 acres GN <br />Requires Just 9 Cats <br />(3EcoGroomers + 3 Standard cats + 3 Winch cats)<br />Annual savings = $787,400 <br />47,000 gallons of diesel saved per year<br />5yr savings = $3.94 Mil<br />235,000 gal. diesel saved over 5yrs<br />Estimated Cost of 3 EG upgrades $450,000 ($150K ea)<br />
  17. 17. Opportunity<br /><ul><li>Approach Kossbohrer with intro from MMSA
  18. 18. Urgently needed with immediate demand
  19. 19. Bring EG innovation to market in 2012-2013
  20. 20. Savings to MMSA of $3.94 Mil+ over 5 years
  21. 21. MMSA fuel savings = 235,000 gal. diesel in 5yrs
  22. 22. Significant PR & Marketing value for Mammoth</li></li></ul><li>Eco-groomer development plan<br />