Kristi SnowCat

Given only 180 Kristi SnowCats were built and the marque was only in production between 1956 and 1968, Australia seems to have done well to have at least two of them! The Kristi appears to have been imported specifically for the Snowy Mountains Authority (SMA) and perhaps the State Electricity Commission of NSW (SEC), later being sold into commercial or recreational use. If you want to know more about Kristi SnowCats, Chris Roth maintains an excellent site at:

A 1961 picture of a Kristi on the job for the either the SMA or SEC. Chris Roth has confirmed the SMA Kristi was Serial No. 00041
Picture: Powerhouse Museum, Sydney

An SMA photo c.1962.
Picture: “The Snowy Mountains of Australia : in natural colour”, Nucolorvue Productions, 1962

Damian Breitfuss from the Perisher Manor has kindly supplied the great shots above and below of two Kristis during their commercial/recreational use. In the picture above a KT3 is seen at Guthega in 1978s. This Kristi is now owned by Hans Oversnow and seen in the last two pictures in this record.
Picture: Damien Breitfuss

This picture shows an ex-SEC KT3 (serial 00044) being dug out in 1993 at the Perisher Chair. At the time it was owned by the Perisher Chairlift Restaurant, however is now owned by Damien Breitfuss who intends to restore it.
Picture: Damien Breitfuss

This Kristi (Chris Roth advises serial 00066) was rescued by Hans Oversnow and is seen at their Jindabyne base in 2006
Picture: Andrew Collier

Here again is Hans Oversnow's Kristi, this time in late 2011, still in need of some restoration work, however still in good overall condition.
Picture: Andrew Collier