A good lift mechanic is hard to find. Leitner-Poma of America wants to help the industry rise up to the challenge of supporting the next generation of lift mechanics, with the second annual Rise Up Challenge.
Congratulations for the six teams competing in the 2022 Rise Up Challenge: Arizona Snowbowl, Ariz.; Boston Mills Brandywine, Ohio; Magic Mountain, Vt.; Whistler Blackcomb, B.C.; WinSport, A.B.; and Winter Park, Colo. Check out all the Rise Up Challenge videos below and vote for you favorite!
Voting is open through midnight, August 12, 2022. You can vote once daily. The winner will walk away with a $3,500 education grant and bragging rights.
Arizona Snowbowl, Ariz., Up-and-comer: Nicholas Gilbertson
Boston Mills Brandywine, Ohio, Up-and-comer: Scott Smejkal
Magic Mountain, Vt., Up-and-comer: Russ Murphy
Whistler Blackcomb, B.C., Up-and-comer: Kae-Lor Sitlinger
WinSport, A.B., Up-and-comer: Olivia Robson
Winter Park, Colo., Up-and-comer: Mel Schropp
"A resort's lift infrastructure is truly the lifeblood and foundation for all operations and a cornerstone of customer experience and satisfaction. As a supplier, we are committed to helping the industry foster and develop the absolute best technicians possible to support this infrastructure. This program has been long overdue in recognizing the best of the best."
- Daren Cole, President, Leitner-Poma of America