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Leitner-Poma president, Rick Spear; Okemo owners, Diane and Tim Mueller; and Calvin the Catamont cut the ribbon on their new 6-pack Bubble Chairlift

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December 18, 2014
SAM Magazine—Denver, Dec. 18, 2014—A town hall-style roundtable featuring insights from Bill Jensen, former CEO of Intrawest, Harry Frampton, managing partner of East West Partners, and Steve Rice, senior vice president and senior managing director of the CNL Financial Group tops the bill for The Assembly 2015. Now in its third year, The Assembly, which aims to collect the broadest possible perspective on the winter sports industry, will be held Jan. 28 at the Colorado Convention...
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December 12, 2014
SAM Magazine—Mt. Hood, Ore., Dec. 12, 2014—Mt. Hood Meadows has named Jake Bolland as the company’s chief operating officer as part of a sweeping administrative reorganization. Bolland will oversee the day-to-day operations of Mt. Hood Meadows and Cooper Spur Mt. Resort, working with the leadership team to develop the strategic, financial and operational plans. Bolland will also serve on the company’s board of directors. Bolland joined the Meadows team in 2009 as...
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December 11, 2014
SAM Magazine—Wrightwood, Calif., Dec. 11, 2014—The Powder Alliance has officially launched the 2014-15 Wild West Powder Quest, a visit-based sweepstakes designed to encourage skiers and snowboarders to explore and uncover the best powder stashes at all 13 participating areas. Those areas include California’s China Peak, Mountain High, and Sierra At Tahoe, Oregon’s Mt Hood Ski Bowl and Timberline, Angel Fire, N. M., Arizona Snowbowl, Bridger Bowl, Mont., Crested Butte,...
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December 10, 2014
SAM Magazine—Crystal Mountain, Wash., Dec. 10, 2014—Crystal Mountain took delivery of the first two diesel electric PistenBully 600 E+ snowgroomers in North America yesterday. The 600 E+ uses a new diesel electric drive that significantly lowers environmental and economic impacts while it enhances performance capabilities, according to PistenBully. The 600 E+ uses a diesel engine to drive two electric generators, which in turn power electric motors that turn the tracks and the snow...
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December 09, 2014
SAM Magazine—Carrabassett Valley, Maine, Dec. 9, 2014—Karl Strand will succeed John Diller as the resort’s president and general manager after Diller retires in April, 2015. In the interim, Diller remains in charge at Sugarloaf, and Strand, currently vice president of mountain operations at Sunday River, will remain in that position. He will begin the transition to Sugarloaf in March. Once he arrives at Sugarloaf, Strand will oversee all winter and summer operations. He has...
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From September 22-24, 2014, Hunter Mountain, N.Y., hosted the annual SANY/PSAA meeting. It was a record-breaker in many regards. Overall, there were over 400 attendees, 237 of whom came from 52 ski...
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From September 16-18, 2014, over 250 people from 65 resorts gathered at Attitash, N.H., for three days of shopping, networking and learning at the New England Summit. There were 72 exhibitors in the...
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With interest in summer business continuing to grow, it’s no surprise that this year’s Summer Ops Camp, held at Vail, Colo., Sept. 3-5, drew a record attendance of 150 from both resorts...
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From August 3-6, over 290 ski area attendees representing 55 ski areas gathered at Boyne Mountain in Michigan for three days of shopping, networking and learning. Over 76 companies displayed their...
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Cutter's Camp at Timberline, Mt. Hood, wrapped up last week, May 12-16, and celebrated its 12th year for this gathering. The shorter eastern Cutter's Camp took place last month, April 4-6,...
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