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  • Our 12th annual contest for park builders and event organizers showcases clever ideas from around the world.
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  • A SAM roundtable discussion explores the practical, confounding, and sometimes comical world of vehicle maintenance.
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Jury Awards $750,000 to Woman Who Was Stranded on Gondola

SAM Magazine—Rutland, Vt., Dec. 1, 2016—What goes up must come down, and if it doesn’t, it’ll cost you. A Pittsfield, Vt., woman who was stranded in a gondola cabin at Killington for five hours was awarded $750,000 by a Rutland County Civil Court jury on Wednesday.

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Killington World Cup Made Lasting Impression

SAM Magazine—Killington, Vt., Dec. 1, 2016—A reported 30,000 spectators came out to see the first FIS World Cup ski racing event held in the eastern U.S. in 25 years, and the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association thinks that enthusiasm will buoy future growth of alpine ski racing. USST member and World Cup and Olympic champ Mikaela Shiffrin was the big draw for the slalom and GS events, held Nov. 26-27, and she didn’t disappoint, winning the slalom and placing fifth in the GS.

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Dick Kun, Former Snow Summit CEO, Dead at 76

SAM Magazine—Big Bear Lake, Calif., Nov. 28, 2016—Industry leader and former chairman and CEO of Snow Summit Ski Corporation, Richard “Dick” Kun, died at his home Sunday after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was Big Bear Lake's most iconic and influential businessman of the past half century, and one of the nation's most innovative and successful ski resort developers. 

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Pius to Lead Stowe Mountain Resort

SAM Magazine—Stowe, Vt., Nov. 28, 2016—Barry Pius will take over as Stowe Mountain Resort’s president and CEO following the retirement of Robert McEleney, who has held the position since 2007. McEleney will step down Nov. 30.

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Magic Owners Complete Purchase, Set Plan

SAM Magazine— Londonderry, Vt., Nov. 23, 2016—Having been through its fair share of ownerships and plenty of uncertainty about the future, Vermont’s Magic Mountain has begun a new chapter. Ski Magic LLC, a locally based ownership and operating group, completed its acquisition of the classic New England ski area Tuesday, and plans to make immediate improvements.

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ISKINY-PSAA Expo

The annual ISKINY-PSAA Expo, Sept. 19-21, 2016, at Holiday Valley, N.Y., attracted more than 345 ski resort, vendor, and guest attendees from across North America. The program kicked off with the annual golf tournament and opportunity to demo Holiday Valley's aerial adventure parks.

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New England Summit 2016

You can tell that winter is right around the corner when ski industry operators and suppliers gather at the annual New England Summit. This year’s event attracted nearly 420 ski industry personnel, exhibitors, and speakers at Sunday River in Newry, Maine, Sept. 13-15.

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2016 MSAA ANNUAL MEETING AND TRADE SHOW HELD AT SHANTY CREEK, MICHIGAN

About 400 ski area and supplier members attended the 2016 Midwest Ski Areas Association Annual Meeting and Trade Show, Aug. 21-24, at Shanty Creek Resorts in northern Michigan. The event addressed a wide range of issues, from beginner trial and conversion to leadership succession, lift maintenance and safety.

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Eastern Canada Ski Areas (ECSA) Conference

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

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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Teton Pass Ski Resort is seeking a full time Groomer Operator. 275MP Plus. Pay DOE Contact (406) 466-2209 Resume to Charles@tetonpassresort.com
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Otis Ridge is seeking an Area Manager / General Manager. This long established ski area is looking for an individual with interest in all aspects of ski area management. This position will be responsible for overseeing all of the areas operations and financial elements. Extensive knowledge,...
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Join the Cooper Family as a dynamic Assistant Rental Shop Manager. Cooper's percentage of renting guests is substantially higher than average, making the Rental shop a critical portion of our business. Bring your supervisory experience, knowledge and passion for ski/ride gear, and ability to...
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China Peak Mountain Resort, located in the Central Sierra 60 miles east of Fresno, is looking for an energetic, experienced ski & snowboard school supervisor to take on the challenge of elevating our program. The ideal candidate will have at least a few years of supervisor experience at a...
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Mount Snow Resort in Southern Vermont has seasonal and year round opportunities open on our Lift Maintenance Team. For more information visit www.mountsnow.com/careers and apply.
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Mount Snow Resort is hiring an Assistant Controller to supervise the company’s Accounts Payable, Revenue posting and month end reconciliations. Work closely with all departments to implement and monitor controls at all Point of Sales from the transaction to bank deposit and revenue...
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The Social Media Manager will generate positive brand exposure, grow our followers, engage and retain them, and help convert them into leads, customers and positive revenue. The individual will control all facets of Camelback Resort’s social marketing initiatives for: Camelback Mountain,...
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The Camelback Mountain Adventures Operations Manager will assist in managing all aspects of CMA as well as the Snowtubing Park. Basic knowledge of High Ropes Adventure Courses, Ziplines, Mountain Coaster, Mountain Segways, and Snowtubing preferred. Applicants should have leadership experience,...
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PRINOTH Snow Grooming division is looking for a Sales Representative for the Intermountain Region. Great opportunity to work for the leader in snow grooming equipment offering competitive wages in a fast paced environment. Resumes should be sent to cv.granby@prinoth.com
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Lift Mechanic: Based at Attitash, full-time, year-round position assessing, repairing, and maintaining our lifts.Rental/Repair Manager: Based at Wildcat, seasonal management position overseeing the daily operations of rental and tuning shop.Snowmaking Supervisor: Based at Attitash, seasonal...
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Our Portland Oregon office is looking for a service technician to join our team in supporting, demoing, delivering and maintaining PistenBullys in Oregon, Washington and Alaska. Email CHales@pistenbullyusa.com
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The Director of Marketing & CRM will develop, coordinate and lead Camelback Resort’s marketing initiatives for three business units; Camelback Mountain Adventures and Camelback Snowtubing in Pennsylvania and the H2OBX Waterpark in North Carolina. Additionally, the individual will oversee...
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Doppelmayr USA, Inc. is hiring for a Tramway Maintenance Technician for the Portland Aerial Tramway. Applicants must have experience in the maintenance and repair of tramways or ski lifts line machinery, hydraulic brake systems, and diesel hydrostatic drives. Electronic troubleshooting background...
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Dodge Ridge, Pinecrest CA, is seeking an experienced Resort Rental Manager to fill a full time year-round role. The ideal candidate possesses excellent technical skills related to winter sports equipment and is knowledgeable in all areas of managing a high quality rental shop. We are a...
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Dodge Ridge, Pinecrest CA, is seeking an energetic Director of Mountain Operations to lead our dedicated and skilled operations team. This is a great opportunity for career growth and gain valuable management experience. The qualified applicant will have experience in multiple mountain...
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