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  • Mountain Travel Symposium 2016 tackles thorny issues, suggests creative solutions...
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  • Third in a series on individuals who have had a significant impact on developing the North American mountain resort industry.


Leitner-Poma Buys Skytrac

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SAM Magazine—Grand Junction, Colo., April 28, 2016—Leitner-Poma has acquired Salt Lake City-based chairlift builder and retrofitter Skytrac, a company established by legendary liftbuilder Jan Leonard and former CTEC employees, with roots in aerial lift technology that extend back nearly five decades. The purchase was completed this week.

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Mad River Mountain to Build New Base Lodge

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SAM Magazine—Bellefontaine, Ohio, April 27, 2016—After losing its base lodge to a fire last September and operating out of temporary Sprung Structures this past winter, Mad River Mountain, Ohio, plans to break ground on a new $6.5 million, 46,000-square-foot base lodge in May.

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Whitney Joins Silverton’s Alaska Operations

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SAM Magazine—Palmer, Alaska, April 27, 2016—Silverton Mountain Guides Alaska Heli has named lifelong Alaskan and 25-year ski industry veteran Di Whitney as its new vice president of operations. Most recently, Whitney was general manager and VP at Alyeska Ski Resort.

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Record Skier Visits at Stevens Pass

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SAM Magazine—Stevens Pass, Wash., April 26, 2016—Stevens Pass wrapped up its season on April 24 with 132 percent more skier visits than 2014-15 and the most since it started digitally capturing that data in 2008-09.

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Western Destinations Book Strong Winter and Start to Summer

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SAM Magazine—Denver, April 22, 2016—DestiMetrics’ most recent Monthly Market Briefing tells a very positive story for the Far West and Rocky Mountain regions. As of March 31, actual occupancy combined with on-the-books reservations for April were nudging the 2015-16 season to a likely record, with winter occupancy up 4.3 percent and revenues up 5.2 percent over last year. Boosted by an early Easter, March occupancy was up 5.2 percent and revenues up 7.9 percent compared to March 2015.

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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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Northeast Ski Areas Gather at Attitash for the NE Summit

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The near-record turnout at this year's New England Summit Sept. 15-17 showed how much excitement there is in the region as resorts anticipate what El Nino will bring—including the possibility the Northeast is looking at another record-breaking snowfall year. Show organizer Bo Bigelow of the Ski Maine Association said the Summit drew 290 ski area attendees and an overall total attendance of 452 including exhibitors and speakers. Sessions were well attended, and the trade show hall was standing room only. 
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Summer Ops Camp 2015

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The continued growth in summer resort operations lured more than 160 attendees representing 50 resorts, along with 34 vendor partners, from across North America to SAM’s 6th annual Summer Ops Camp at Camelback Resort, Pa., Sept. 9-11. The three-day conference addressed several aspects of “The Serious Business of Summer Fun” and provided several opportunities to demo a variety of summer activities and different ways to program them.
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SAVMI: World€™s Best Independent Snowcat Mechanics Program?

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OK, that’s a trick question. SAVMI, the Ski Area Vehicle Mechanics Institute, is likely the only such program anywhere. Where else can groomer mechanics learn about Tier 4 mechanics, oil analysis, tire and track maintenance, plus electrical and hydraulic troubleshooting? And that’s why its 30th annual Conference and Trade show drew 312 attendees, including more than 200 resort personnel from 49 resorts (comprising 13 states and three countries) and representatives from 47 supplier companies to the Two Rivers Convention Center in Grand Junction, Colo., May 18-21.

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Snow Time, Inc. is seeking a General Manager to oversee operations and provide leadership for Roundtop Mountain Resort in York County, Pennsylvania. The Snow Time family of resorts (Roundtop, Liberty and Whitetail) serve the Baltimore, Washington DC, northern Virginia and local markets. Roundtop...
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Lee Canyon Resort near Las Vegas, NV and Powdr Corp. are seeking an inspired General Manager to lead this unique alpine resort’s future. Lee Canyon Resort Overview Lee Canyon is a four-season resort located approximately one hour from downtown Las Vegas in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National...
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Sugarbush Resort is seeking a Human Resources Director to oversee all resort HR functions. The Director will strategize, coordinate, monitor and evaluate all personnel management functions including legal compliance, policy development, recruitment, wage administration, training and development,...
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Build the future at Meadows! Mt. Hood Meadows is a leader in the terrain park world with diverse terrain, film/photo shoots, strong terrain based learning programs and exciting partnerships. This position will lead the design, planning, construction, maintenance, operation and marketing of our...
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Stevens Pass Mountain Resort is seeking a full time, year round Vehicle Technician to join our Vehicle Maintenance team. Responsibilities include troubleshoot and repairing 12 and 24 Volt Systems, Hydraulic and Hydrostatic systems, test and repair automobile/ heavy equipment, and test and repair...
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Loon Mountain Resort in Lincoln, NH has a benefited position available for a Lift Operations Manager. Oversee all lifts, safety protocols, guest service and employee staffing and training. Prior supervisory experience, guest experience, and safety knowledge required. If you meet these...
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Head BYS System 2011-2012, Boots 15.5-34.5 (1300), Skis 67-XL (1000). Many new liners & track bindings. No Poles. Call for price. 231-378-2255
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Sugar Bowl Resort, perched high atop majestic Donner Summit, has been serving up some of the finest skiing & riding in the Tahoe region since 1939 and is currently recruiting a new Director of Resort Operations. This is an executive level position within the resort’s senior management...
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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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Brundage Mountain is accepting applications for an experienced Lift Maintenance Electrician. A motivated, positive, individual with minimum 5 years experience with relay technology, PLC controls, analog drives, digital drives, low voltage controls, high voltage up to 480 VAC and able to read...
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Purgatory is currently recruiting for a Vice President – Mountain Operations to lead and oversee its mountain operations team.  This is an executive level position within the resort’s senior management team that will manage mountain capital improvements, lead and mentor departmental...
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Boyne Mountain Resort - Job Summary: Assists the Area Manager to ensure operational effectiveness and exceptional customer service for the ski area.  Essential Job Functions (including but not limited to): Assists with team member supervision responsibilities (e.g., hiring, training,...
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Peak Resorts is a leader and innovator in the ski industry committed to building an enhanced resort experience. You will find our resorts near mountains, rivers, and lakes including some of the most unforgettable attractions throughout North America. Peak Resorts, Inc. is accepting applications...
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Brundage Mountain is accepting applications for an experienced Lift Maintenance mechanic. A motivated, positive, individual with minimum 5 years experience on detachable lifts, Ctec fixed grips as well as Doppelmayr fixed grip. Experience in all aspects of lift maintenance including rigging,...
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Dodge Ridge Ski Area, Pinecrest CA, is seeking an experienced General Manager. This is an outstanding opportunity to lead an exceptional, dedicated management team as the mountain is poised for expansion in mountain biking, tubing and snowmaking. As a family-owned ski area, we are proud of our...
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Looking for talented young 'foodie' to bring China Peak up to current quality, variety standards. Inn restaurant, two base area, one on mountain, FT, YR, benefits, salaried position. Send resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Beautiful Northeast Ski Area for sale. Diverse alpine/xc trails and premier tubing park. Large & growing year round book of business. Great location, terrain, lifts, grooming, snowmaking and infinite water. Send letters of interest to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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