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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.

Up-and-comer in lift departments across North America have been nominated to exemplify a passion for a career in lift maintenance and six crews have been chosen to compete in the inaugural Rise Up Challange.

Congratulations to the lift maintenance up-and-comers and teams chosen to create a video for the 2021 Rise Up Challenge: Craigleith Ski Club, Ont.; Hunter Mountain, N.Y.; Jack Frost, Penn.; Purgatory, Colo.; Snowbasin, Utah; and Taos, N.M. The teams are competing for an education grant valued at $3,500. 

SAM will share the contestant videos and open voting in July 2021, and one winner will walk away with an education grants valued at $3,500, courtesy fo challenge sponsor: Leitner-Poma of America. 



"A resorts 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



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