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March 02, 2015
SAM Magazine—Telluride, Colo., Mar. 2, 2015—After a 47-to-1 vote, patrollers at Telluride ski area will now be represented for collective bargaining purposes by Communications Workers of America (CWA) District 7. The mail-in ballots were collected and counted last Thursday at the National Labor Relations Board in Denver. The move means that patrollers can negotiate a contract with the ski area regarding working conditions, wages and benefits, health insurance and other terms of...
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March 02, 2015
SAM Magazine—Boise, Idaho, Mar. 2, 2015—Bogus Basin president and general manager Alan Moore resigned Feb. 28, and the resort is seeking his replacement. Nate Shake, director of human resources, will serve as interim general manager until the position is filled. "As general manager, Moore streamlined operations and guided the organization through consecutive years of challenging snow conditions," the non-profit Bogus said in a news release. "He focused on making the...
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March 02, 2015
SAM Magazine—Denver, Mar. 2, 2015—How much PAC money would it take to persuade President Obama to make aiding the U.S. ski industry one of his highest priorities? Leaders of the French government are backing a proposal to reschedule spring school holidays to allow families more time to go skiing. French ski resort operators said the move could result in a 3 percent boost to their overall revenues. French President Francois Hollande has reportedly given initial support, and French...
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February 26, 2015
SAM Magazine—Durango, Colo., Feb. 26, 2015—Durango-based investor and resort entrepreneur James Coleman has completed his purchase of Durango Mountain Resort. He marked the occasion by declaring he will change the name of the area back to Purgatory. Last October Coleman revealed a plan to buy both Purgatory and Arizona Snowbowl, complementing his management of Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort and Pajarito Mountain in New Mexico. The final sale of Arizona Snowbowl is still pending....
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February 26, 2015
SAM Magazine—Denver, Feb. 26, 2015—A Democratic state representative from Steamboat Springs has proposed a bill that would require noncommercial vehicles on a 130-mile stretch of I-70 through the mountains to have snow tires or chains from Nov. 1 to May 15, as the law now requires of commercial vehicles. This section of I-70 experiences chronic closures due to snow-related accidents, and has seen several such closures this winter. The goal is to reduce the incidence of accidents and...
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On Feb. 10-12, more than 400 ski area attendees representing 87 areas gathered at Snowbird, Utah, where 105 exhibitors filled the show floor. Attendees had a variety of educational sessions to choose...
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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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