Tasks that become apparent to the ski patrol or the slope manager during the day are noted, scheduled and entered as a job directly using SNOWsat ToDo, without naming a specific driver or machine. Nothing is forgotten, everything is completed promptly. And everyone in the team knows about it.
There's always something to do
Snow managers, snow production managers and members of ski patrol can log tasks that arise in the course of a day very easily using their smartphone, PC or tablet and assign them to specific drivers and vehicles. The tasks transfer automatically from the server to the vehicle the next time the PistenBully is started or the next time it enters the WiFi zone. Drivers can now complete tasks promptly. No more scraps of paper, no “there was something else...”: all tasks are visible in every vehicle – including current status. This is especially helpful for two-shift operations. There is no need for a time-consuming handover. The second driver immediately knows the tasks that have been assigned to his PistenBully, and whether they have been completed already or are still outstanding.
SNOWsat ToDo simplifies and improves communication in the ski resort. Better understanding leads to better planning, which plays a major role in creating greater efficiency and perfect slopes.
Figure 1: Assignment of tasks in SNOWsat Z
The slope manager gives the task to driver "I. snowsat" personally to push snow to the entrance of the lift station ("Push Snow"). The work can start on 31.1.2019 from 10:00pm and must be completed by 1.2.2019, 6:00am.
Figure 2: Display in the vehicle
This is how the driver "snowsat" sees open tasks in his vehicle. Among them is the one given to him personally to push snow into the entrance of the lift station.
SNOWsat ToDo goes to the next level: slope- and fleet managers can use the latest version to define tasks quickly and easily for entire slopes or just sections. Thanks to an improved visualisation, drivers can see directly where something needs to be done. The improved overview of outstanding tasks provides planning security and helps to avoid extra trips.
Slope managers can now select slopes or slope sections and highlight them for action using SNOWsat ToDo on their computer. This also works on a tablet or smartphone when they’re out and about – direct from the slopes. Drivers are then informed about the selected areas using colour highlighting on the maps in the vehicle system. This enables them to see the sections that require action at a glance. A key shows what needs to be done, e.g. work with the tiller or winch.
Figure 1: Task placement in SNOWsat Z – Desktop view
The slope manager can distribute tasks in several ways: Tasks to all drivers are shown on the left of the screen (incl. the respective completion status). The task to replenish the snow on slope “Access Thuit 4” (add snow) is displayed to the slope manager as completed (Done – area marked in green on the map). Individual tasks for drivers can be added in this area, including details such as comments and the date.
Bild 2: View in the vehicle display
The driver sees the outstanding ToDos in the red area. The ToDos are arranged in order of geographical proximity to the vehicle; a small arrow indicates the direction of travel. Once all tasks in a section of slope are completed, the area is marked in green.