Peterson Equipment Company

80 East 4000 North
Hyde Park, UT 84318
435-752-5110

SNOW IS OUR BUSINESS.

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  • Discover Park City - vehicle Maintenance

    Our Friends at PCMR host an internal film festival for all the departments to participate in.  we really enjoy seeing what the come up with.  check this one out from the vehicle maitenance team.   

  • NSAA SNOWBIRD

     

    The NSAA held their winter trade show at Snowbird in January.  As part of the festivities, groomer operators particpated in the Phat Cat Challenge for a chance to win $1,000.  It's fun to watch, and the local news featured the story.

     

  • It's On

    Hi Snow fans.  By now most of you are either gettting ready for opening day, or have already made some laps.  We have been busy at PEC.  New Employees, Summer Services, Trainings, Meetings, and alot more.  But now for the best part.  It's go time.   We have been out on the road putting Pistenbullys all over the map.   100's, 400's Pro Series Parkbullys, 600's  you name it,  it is out there.   The other day we threw the Go Pro up to get some footage of a delivery,  so you can see how it goes.   We use a great team of professionals to make sure we show up ready to impress.  Our goal is to always match the quality of our equipment with our service and support.   Check it out and get ready for many more.   Here's to deep pow, and of course, smooth alpineflex corduroy.   Until next time--

     

  • Snowfall Last Season

    Have you reached that point in your summer where your just ready for it to be done? Hot, hot temperatures have us reminiscing of winters past and anticipating the snow forecast for next season. Whether or not you're ready for it, snow is at the heart of Peterson Equipment. And we are looking forward to a great winter. How was last season? Skiers and riders out there might have had to search a little harder, but the snow was there for those that wanted to find it. Here's a video from the Ski Utah Powderhound that shows a little can go a long way! It was originally posted on the Ski Utah blog.

  • New in Service

    We've recently added a new technician to our service shop. Deven Gnehm grew up locally and has a great interest in all things mechanical. Deven has a background in rebuilding engines, snowmobiles, and motorcycles, as well as fabrication and more. He's an enthusiastic and quick learner, and we are excited to have him in our shop. As he gains experience, you will see him out on the road, too. Welcome to PEC, Deven!

     

  • Summer on the Slopes

    Mountain slopes aren't just for skiing perfect groomers in the winter. It seems crazy but the slopes you fly down on skis seem so much steeper when bare. Summer is a great time for enjoying some laid-back fun at your favorite resorts. Here are a couple of fun events I'd love to attend.

    Music festivals are easy-access and fun for all. Many resorts host them, including Brundage near McCall. It's called the Idaho Down Music Festival, and it's this coming weekend.

    Canyons in Park City has a new music series this summer. It's called Friday Night Beats and BBQ and best of all, the music is free. This is definitely on my summer to do list.

    If you are looking for something a little more challenging, there are a ton of options from alpines slides to zip lines. (A-Z, see what I did there?) I've got my eye on trying out the Hiawatha biking trail near Lookout Pass. This trail has been built along an old stretch of scenic railroad and includes the tunnels and bridges.

    For a little friendly competition, Snowbird is hosting a series of mountain bike races, the Full Suspension MTB series. Actually, Snowbird plays host to a bunch of cool competitions all summer long.

    Finally, this one is not strictly ski-slope related, but I want to include fishing and one of my favorite blogs, the Brighton Anglers. They have a number of great posts from fishing spots throughout the area. I admit that I've never fly-fished (at least successfully), but everytime I look at the site, I get the urge to try. They make it look so easy!

    This is by no means meant to be a comprehensive list. Just a few of many things that caught my eye as cool or different around our area. Check out any resort's summer offerings and get out there! Winter will be here before we know it.

  • Winching Park City

    Check out this video posted by jachinton1 on YouTube.

  • Summer at PEC

    Though our business revolves around the winter months, we manage to stay plenty busy in the summer months as well. It's mid-way through July and we are already anticipating a busy and productive fall. Here's a recap of our summer so far.

    We spent a few days in beautiful Sun Valley for the Intermountain Ski Area Association annual meeting. This is always a great chance to touch base with ski areas in our region and play in a fun golf tournament.

    June also saw the first of our summer service schools, this one for Alpine groomer service. We had two full days of information and demonstrations about taking care of PistenBully groomers. But it wasn't all work and no play. We took to the race track for a little friendly competition, go-cart style.

    The PistenBully 100 school has also wrapped up. We'd like to thank all those that attended and participated.

    Up ahead, we are looking forward to Utah's Pioneer Day. The office will be closed Monday, July 23rd and Tuesday, July 24th. Hooray Pioneers!

  • Good Old Days

    Cleaning out some old computer files the other day, we came across these old shots of Thiokol Imps. These are nifty little machines, and many are still on the snow today.

    With the right care, a good pre-owned snowcat will continue to run for many years. Please give us a call or drop us a note if you have any questions about our used inventory.

  • PistenBully Building Since the Beginning

    PistenBully was the innovator when terrain parks were first beginning and they continue to be the market leader. Each year PistenBully is a sponsor for Cutters Camp, where terrain park operators and builders come together to share ideas and learn from each other. PistenBully has always been there to make their jobs easier.

    Each year terrain parks become bigger and better, putting more and more demand on the machines and the operators building them. For this reason, PistenBully will release an new series of 400 ParkBully to meet the ever increasing demands. More on this to come!

    Pictures from the 2012 camp:

  • Service School Schedule for 2012

    Ready to begin the off-season maintenance on your PistenBully? Now is the time to get the up-to-date service information by attending our Service School. We'll be holding the following sessions:

    Alpine Groomer Service School (PistenBully 400, 600, 300, Edge): June 26 - 27

    Nordic/Snowmobile Groomer Service School (PistenBully 100): July 10

    Utility Service School (PistenBully Scout): August 7

    All sessions will be held at Peterson Equipment in Hyde Park. Tuition for the Alpine school will be $100 per person, and the Nordic and Utility schools will be $50 per person.

    Registration can be submitted online or by calling 435-752-5110. We hope to see you there!

  • Clearing Beartooth Highway

    A PistenBully truly is the multiple talent. Most often we see these vehicles preparing our favorite slopes with corduroy for skiing or riding. But you can also find this machine preparing the roads of southern Montana to receive tourists from all over the world.


    Photo courtesy of Montana DOT

    The Bearthooth Highway begins just south of Red Lodge, Montana and ends just east of Cooke City, Montana near the North East Entrance to Yellowstone National Park. A 54 mile section of this road has received the National Scenic Byways "All American Road" status. Each year the road is closed to travel during the winter, then each spring brings the monumental task of clearing the snow and rocks to allow travel again. Check out these photos and follow the progress of the road clearing here. The road should be open for the season on May 25th.


    Photo courtesy of Montana DOT

    If you check out the Montana DOT channel on YouTube, there are several great videos showing the snow removal efforts from 2011. Check them out!

    Special thanks to Montana DOT for sharing!

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