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  • Formal training for lift mechanics is becoming an urgent topic due to increased public concern over recent lift failures.


Casey Blann New VP of Mountain Operations at Alpine Meadows

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SAM Magazine—Olympic Valley, Calif., July 21, 2016—Industry veteran Casey Blann will be taking the reigns as vice president of mountain operations for Alpine Meadows, as well as overseeing risk management and loss prevention for both Alpine and Squaw Valley.

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Vail Resorts Withdraws Application to Trademark “Park City”

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SAM Magazine—Park City, Utah, July 21, 2016—Vail Resorts abandoned its effort to trademark the name “Park City” on July 16 in the face of opposition from a long line of critics.

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Concrete Grout Failure Possible Cause of Sunday River Lift Incident

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SAM Magazine—Newry, Maine, July 20, 2016—Investigators think they may have discovered why the upper terminal of the Spruce Peak Triple seemed to uproot from the ground at Sunday River on July 10.

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David Norden Named CEO of Taos

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SAM Magazine—Taos, N.M., July 14, 2016—Resort industry veteran David Norden has been appointed chief executive officer of Taos Ski Valley and will begin work on July 25. He will oversee all existing Taos Ski Valley resort operations including The Blake, a new slopeside hotel, which is slated to open this winter.

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Idle Chairlift Terminal Uprooted at Sunday River

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SAM Magazine—Newry, Maine, July 13, 2016—In one of the more unusual lift failures to occur in recent memory, the upper terminal of the Sunday River, Maine, Spruce Peak Triple chairlift “detached” from the ground underneath it.

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Eastern Canada Ski Areas (ECSA) Conference

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The Eastern Canada Ski Areas (ECSA) Conference and Trade Show May 31-June 2 drew resort operators from Ontario, Quebec, and the maritime provinces to Bromont, Quebec. The bi-lingual, quadrennial event addressed the state of the ski industry in eastern Canada and put an eye toward what the Canadian ski industry will look like in 2020. More than 450 attendees representing the Association des Stations de Ski du Quebec (ASSQ), Ontario Ski Resorts Association, and Atlantic Ski Areas Association attended.

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2016 NSAA Convention Focuses on Innovation, Adaptation

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The National Ski Areas Association drew a typically large crowd to the National Convention and Tradeshow, May 17-21 in Nashville, Tenn. Attendees enjoyed the usual mix of inspirational keynotes and educational seminars, as well as the musical melting pot that is Nashville. But the lingering impact of a boom-or-bust season kept the audience focused on business. 

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2016 RMLA Spring Conference and Trade Show

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More than 500 lift mechanics, operations staff, managers, suppliers, and instructors attended the 45th annual Rocky Mountain Lift Association (RMLA) Spring Conference May 2-5 in Grand Junction, Colo. The theme was “Expanding Winter into Summer” but focus was clearly on lift maintenance training and winter operations. There were fewer sessions on risk management and guest service this year, and more about how to keep older lifts healthy.

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2015 Toronto Snow Show

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The annual Toronto Snow Show, Oct. 15-18, 2015, at the International Centre, helped kick-start the upcoming Canadian winter ski season—as well as the North American consumer show season. Featuring a mix of vendors, local retailers and 40+ resorts from across North America, thousands of consumers flooded the trade show floor looking to purchase the latest gear, the best season passes available, and unbeatable travel packages.

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ISKINY-PSAA EXPO 2015

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The annual ISKINY-PSAA Expo Sept. 21-23, 2015, at Lake Placid, N.Y., attracted more than 370 ski resort, vendor, and guest attendees from across North America. Two major themes dominated the gathering: the guest experience and risk management.

Before diving into business, though, the fun kicked off with a tour of the operational areas at Whiteface Resort, followed by a friendly golf tournament.

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Looking for passionate hard-working winter enthusiasts who have a commitment to safety and a track record of exceeding expectations to come join our Lift Maintenance Team! We currently have openings for a Lift Maintenance Supervisor and a Lift Tech II. Candidates must have several years of lift...
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Angel Fire Resort is seeking an experienced, dynamic and creative marketing professional capable of effectively representing our resort and interacting with our internal management team as well as external contacts/vendors. Situated on over 13,000 acres, Angel Fire Resort is a top year-round...
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Searching for enthusiastic, dynamic individual to manage day to day operations of 300 plus active member owned 4 season resort. Experienced in managing a semi-private club. Demonstrated ability to drive and improve business side of club, train and manage staff. Team player who can provide...
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Monarch Mountain seeks a Food & Beverage Manager to oversee all facets of operations of four F&B outlets. Minimum 5 years experience in restaurant/food service management; 2 years in back office food administration; must have managed a staff of 10 or more employees; good computer skills; great...
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We are seeking an experienced Lift Mechanic. 5 years of experience plus 2 years of supervisory experience preferred. Position is year-round, with medical/dental/vision, 401k and generous time off. Send resume to jobs@stowe.com. EOE
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Stowe Mountain Resort is seeking candidates with experience working with gas/2-cycle/diesel engines. Must possess a valid Driver's License and own tools. Position is year-round, with medical/dental/vision, 401k and generous time off. Send resume to jobs@stowe.com. EOE
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Crystal Mountain is seeking experienced snowcat operators for winch and freecat positions. Fulltime-seasonal, housing available. www.crystalmountainresort.com Send resume to HSchink@skicrystal.com
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We are looking for an experienced Lift Maintenance Technician. Experience with Ctec fixed grips as well as Doppelmayr fixed grip. Experience in all aspects of lift maintenance including rigging, gearbosex, hyraulics, low voltatge, and record keeping. This individual would work with a very...
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Stevens Pass Mountain Resort - We are looking for a Group Sales Supervisor to lead the day-to-day operation of the Group Sales Department. This is a Full-Time Seasonal position that reports to the Sr. Manager of Sales & Partnerships. For more information: www.stevenspass.com/jobs
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Eldora is looking for experienced snow cat operators with at least 2 years grooming experience. Candidate must be proficient with blade and tiller operations. Winch cat and terrain park building is a plus. Must be able to work nights, weekends and holidays. Email resumes to jobs@eldora.com
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PRINOTH Snow Grooming division is looking for a Parts and Service Sales Representative for the Eastern US territory. The position will be based in our Gilmanton, NH regional office. Great opportunity to work for the leader in snow grooming offering competitive wages and an excellent range of...
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PRINOTH Snow Grooming division is looking for Service technicians for its regional offices located in Salt lake City, UT; Reno, NV and Gilmanton, NH. Great opportunity to work for the leader in snow grooming offering competitive wages and an excellent range of welfare benefits. Resumes should be...
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Sugar Bowl Resort is currently seeking a Ticket Sales/Mt. Host Manager. The ideal candidate will have extensive working knowledge of the RTP point-of-sale software system and excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Is passionate about provided outstanding customer service and...
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Position provides an excellent opportunity and long term potential to the candidate possessing an outstanding combination of marketing, management, resort operations experience and in-depth familiarity with a culture of genuine hospitality. As part of a larger network, Boyne Resorts, the second...
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Mammoth Resorts is seeking a Half-Pipe Builder who will be responsible for construction and maintenance of Mammoth Unbound’s half-pipes. In this collaborative and creative process, you will fulfill a key role in one of the top Terrain Park programs in the industry. If you take pride in...
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Killington, the four season resort with the longest ski season in the northeast, is seeking a visionary thinker to oversee all aspects of our Children’s Snow Sports School. Collaborate to establish a long term vision, manage the day to day operations of the school, and develop innovative...
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2002 Doppelmayr CTEC detachable chairlift/gondola for sale. 4940 ft slope x 1518 ft vertical. 63 six passenger chairs (chair mode), 15 CWA Omega III XL gondolas (gondola mode). 800 hp drive, 18 towers. In operation at Willamette Pass, OR. Contact Tim cw3@willamettepass.com or Joe /...
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