Doraville, GA, September 2018 - Two mountains, 30 trails, and three ski lifts make Dartmouth Skiway in Lyme Center, NH, a magnet for some 3,300 skiers per hour. According to Mountain Operation Manager Dave Mosher, with this amount of activity safety is an obvious issue, and keeping skiers safe even before they hit the slopes is a significant concern. To meet the challenge, Mosher’s facility maintenance team recently installed HeatTrak Snow Melting Mats to reduce slip-and-fall accidents at the ski-lift base area.
“My team needed to find a way to maintain a hazard-free environment at the ski-lift base that would stand up to heavy ski-boot traffic. The usual methods of using salt and chemicals to melt snow and ice buildup are problematic because skiers’ boots track harmful residue up onto the slopes. The HeatTraksystem we installed is extremely durable and it works cleanly and efficiently.”
HeatTrak’s snow melting mat systems are designed to prevent snow and ice accumulation at industrial facilities and commercial environments, according to senior HeatTrak product specialist Ryan Williams. He explained that HeatTrak mats prevent new snow from accumulating by melting it on contact at a rate of two inches per hour.
“Our snow melting mats are made to withstand heavy foot traffic. They have made a significant difference at the Dartmouth Skiway by keeping the ski-lift base area clear of snow and ice without compromising on cleanliness. The issue the team there had is a common one at ski resorts. Our mats have become the ‘go-to’ solution to address this problem,” Williams said.
HeatTrak is the original inventor of portable snow melting mats. With more than 50,000 mats in use around North America, the company has become the industry expert in snow removal matting products. Its electrically heated snow melting mats plug into any standard 120V, 208V or 240V electrical outlet, melting snow and ice on contact. HeatTrak products help facility managers reduce slip-and-fall rates, thereby reducing their liability exposure and helping to lower their insurance premiums.
“At Dartmouth Skiway, safety is a top priority. With our HeatTrak Snow Melting Mat system in place we’ve seen a decline in slip-and-fall accidents. We’ve also seen a decrease in our liability risk,” Mosher said.
HeatTrak is the developer and primary manufacturer of outdoor heated matting products. Founded in 2004, the company’s products are an efficient, convenient, and economical way to eliminate snow and ice accumulation around the workplace. More than 50,000 mats are in use throughout North America at facilities that include Fortune 500 companies, hospitals, and universities. Read more about HeatTrak and the company’s complete range of solutions at https://heattrak.com/