Ski & Snowboard Club Vail is pleased to announce the arrival of the Wintersteiger Scout Plus, which was delivered to the Tune Shop in Minturn earlier this month.

The Scout is the first fully automated tuning machine to be utilized by SSCV for stone-grinding and edge-grinding services. There are less than five of its kind operating in the United States, and it is the first fully automated tuning machine to be utilized by a ski club west of the Mississippi. This particular machine, labeled Serial Number 1, previously served as a Wintersteiger demo and has been indefinitely loaned to SSCV ahead of the Tune Shop’s eventual move to the new clubhouse at Golden Peak, which is currently under development.

“We are thrilled about this expanding partnership with Wintersteiger and are looking forward to testing the Scout at this week’s alpine spring camp on Golden Peak,” said COO John Hale. “Wintersteiger has afforded SSCV with an incredible opportunity to provide its athletes with the highest quality in ski and snowboard prep, and we’re excited about the new standard that will be in place ahead of the 2018-19 season.”

Compared to the Tune Shop’s previous setup, the Scout will improve service by offering the following features:

  • Fully automated, which will allow staff to focus more time on quality control
  • More edge sharpening control
  • Significantly faster turnaround for in-season tunes

The partnership with Wintersteiger highlights the contributions SSCV has made to research and development. By providing critical feedback and testing, Ski & Snowboard Club Vail has positioned itself as a top priority for Wintersteiger, and the club expects to expand that relationships as we transition into the new clubhouse.

“Wintersteiger is the market leader in race-service machinery, and our partnership with Ski & Snowboard Club Vail provides us with valuable feedback to advance our products globally,” said Wintersteiger representative Todd Carroll. “SSCV has always been at the forefront of utilizing the most precise and high-tech machinery from Wintersteiger. Having the Scout on site at the Tune Shop will provide a tremendous platform for testing, feedback and an exchange of ideas that will be shared directly with our engineers in Austria. For this reason, working with Ski & Snowboard Club Vail has and always will be a key priority for Wintersteiger.”

Leading SSCV’s efforts to provide feedback to Wintersteiger will be Tune Shop Head Technician Paul Suomi, whose experience and discerning eye has been invaluable to Wintersteiger when developing new tools, machines, and consumables, according to the company.

With the new Wintersteiger Scout currently in place at the Tune Shop in Minturn, customers can expect to see immediate results, which can be tested at this week’s alpine Spring Camp on Golden Peak, through the spring/summer prep period and into the next year’s competition season. Furthermore, Ski & Snowboard Club Vail eagerly anticipates its expanding partnership with Wintersteiger ahead of the Tune Shop relocation to the new clubhouse located at the base of the Golden Peak training arena.