Surveying Ski Resorts

Since 2015 we have gathered a great deal of experience in the surveying of ski slopes and project areas for a variety of related construction plans. We have already synchronised our work with all the relevant ski management systems, are aware of their various requirements, and thus can guarantee a smooth transfer of our data into such systems!

Our laserscanner has opened a whole host of new possibilities for planning new infrastructure and pistes below the treeline.

Ratschings Jaufen

Due to the good weather, we were still able to carry out the first survey of the Ratschings ski area in November 2020. Within two days, 24 survey flights with the Soleon LasCO 1 and the Riegl miniVUX-2 were successfully completed. A few days later, the evaluated and processed data could be handed over. Now the slope preparation can start.

Skiworld Ahrntal: Speikboden & Klausberg

In 2017 we were commissioned to create the data basis for SnowSAT for the Klausberg ski resort. On two wonderful autumn days in cooperation with the engineering office of Dr. Ing. Erwin Gasser we surveyed this snow-assured ski area.

The ski area Speikboden was flown in September 2019. The data basis for SnowSAT was also created here.

Skicenter Latemar: Obereggen, Pampeago & Predazzo

In autumn 2016, we surveyed the Obereggen ski area together with Studio Sacchin from Merano and prepared the data for SnowSAT.

After the good results of the survey in 2016, the remaining lift areas of the Skicenter Latemar: Pampeago and Predazzo, also came to us. We have then flown these slopes in September and October 2019.

Seiser Alm: Rabanser Seilbahnen, Ideallifte & Panorama

Our first flights on the Alpe di Siusi were for the snowpark at the Laurin slope. The goal was to measure the summer terrain model to plan the snowpark.

October 2019 the terrain around the panorama lift was flown. In summer 2020 the areas Rabanser Seilbahnen and Ideallifte were added.

Sella Ronda: Colfosco, Piz Sella, Dantercepies & Col di Lana

The slopes on the east side of the Grödner Joch in the direction of Colfosco and the Edelweiss Valley were flown with our multi-copter in autumn 2016. Dantercepies, the north-western part of the world-famous Sellaronda was flown in May 2017. For updates, we partially re-flown the area in 2021.

Piz Sella and Col di Lana were surveyed in June 2018 and autumn 2019. The data was used to create the basis for the snow management system SnowSAT, so that the snow groomers always know how much snow is under the tracks.

Ortler Skiarena: Meran 2000, Schöneben & Schnalstaler Gletscher

In June 2018 and September 2019 we flew the entire Merano 2000 ski area.

The ski slopes of Schöneben were flown in October 2019. For an extension of the snow park we also measured it in January 2020 and created a basis for its planning.

In August 2019, the ski area Schnalstaler Gletscherbahnen commissioned us to survey the entire ski area and to create a GIS project. The special challenge of this project lies in the height of the survey flights, but our Soleon Lasco 1 is specially designed for these applications.

Kronplatz: St.Vigil & Bruneck

We enjoyed the sunny side of Kronplatz in autumn 2016 and photogrammetrically measured parts of the ski slopes and integrated them into the already existing DTM of the snow management system SnowSAT.

Furthermore, in 2017 we surveyed the beautiful snowpark of the Kronplatz Seilbahn AG on behalf of the company Topotec to create the basis for the snow management system Leica iCON alpine.

Cortina: Faloria, Tofana & Lagazuoi

The Tofana ski resort was flown in October 2018 to create the basis for a snow management system.

In October 2019 the ski resorts Faloria and Lagazuoi followed for the same reason. The steep cliffs were a challenge in the planning of the flights.

Various project areas were flown in the summer and fall of 2020 in order to be able to start the winter season with an updated terrain model.

Val di Fassa: Alpe lusia, Bellamonte & Cermis

Alpe Lusia was one of our first projects in November 2016 which was photogrammetrically measured.

Alpe Cermis followed a little later in summer 2018, but this was already flown with the laser scanner and the Lasco 1.

Finally Bellamonte was flown with the laser scanner in October 2019.

Salzburg: Bad Gastein, Saalbach & Schmittenhöhe

We have also successfully flown various orders in Salzburg. These include Saalbach in October and November 2018 and Bad Gastein and Schmittenhöhe in September 2019. The aim was always to create a basis for a snow management system.

Kärnten: Gerlitzen, Bad Kleinkirchheim & Nassfeld

For Pistenbully SnowSAT, we measured the magnificent mountain Gerlitzen in September 2017 to create the data basis for the snow management system. From the data of a total of 49 UAV flights, we photogrammetrically processed almost 300 hectares of area! We were supported by Geom. Eugenio Leccacorvi, who marketed and surveyed all control points at the designated positions despite the densest fog.


Vorarlberg: Warth am Arlberg, Golm & St. Anton am Arlberg

In autumn 2015, Golm, a mountain in the Montafon, was our first customer for surveys of this type. The aim was to create the data basis for ARENA PistenManagement. With this project our flight planning software had its baptism of fire and through the experience gained we were able to improve and optimise a lot!

In October 2018 the ski resort St. Anton am Arlberg was flown and the received data was prepared for the snow management PowerGIS.