Winch Cat Safety Information
Winch Cats Safety Information
Winch cats use both tracks and a cable winch while ascending slopes during grooming operations. During ascension, the snow cat continues to load and unload the cable causing it to swiftly rise above the snow surface up to 10 feet. This operation is a severe hazard to workers and ensuring both the awareness of the cat location as well runs that are closed is essential.
Access is not permitted to any of the following areas when a cat is in operation, hooking up or unhooking. Only the cat operator can grant access to the area. Remember Winch cats may be operating in the mornings before opening, as well on closed runs during night operations.
RUN Areas affected
Ricks Ride- All of Ricks Ride is closed
Invitation Top of Sunrise chair, Gully, and Invitation to the top of the Upper Access road
Lower Invitation To East Springs Road
Fantastic To East Springs Road
Rainbow All of Rainbow closed
Whiskey Jack All of Whiskey Jack closed
East Bull All of East Bull closed, Berry’s is closed
Exhibition All of Exhibition closed
White Cap All of White Cap closed