Kässbohrer Geländefahrzeug AG has partnered with Kaunertaler Gletscherbahnen to create the first wheelchair accessible PistenBully.
Visitors with a disability will now be able to sit in a PistenBully at the Kaunertaler Glacier resort in the Austrian Tyrol and watch Gletscherbahnen employees groom the slopes.
The PistenBully can also be used for special rescue and transport work, as the large cab has room for a rescue sled and several personnel.
The highly accessible Kaunertaler Glacier has long been a popular resort among people with a disability, even winning the European Union's EDEN Award for its 2013 accessible tourism project.
"Accessibility has been a major focus of ours for many years. Because of this, it was clear to us that we had to find a way to make this special experience accessible to people with a disability", explained Eugen Larcher, Managing Director of Kaunertaler Gletscherbahnen. "I'm happy that we've succeeded now."
Peter Soukal, Managing Director of Kässbohrer Austria, said: "This PistenBully is a special design that we've developed in intensive collaboration with the Kaunertaler Glacier resort. The underlying idea is groundbreaking".
Read the article online at: https://www.mountaintechnologymagazine.com/mountain-tourism/06032018/first-wheelchair-accessible-pistenbully/