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Wyoming Passes Skier Safety Statute

SAM Magazine—Cheyenne, Wyo., March 22, 2017—Wyoming has become the 29th state to adopt ski safety legislation after Gov. Matt Mead signed the Wyoming Ski Safety Act into law earlier this month. According to an NSAA report, the bill defines inherent risks involved with skiing and snowboarding, immunizes ski areas from claims resulting from these risks, and places operational requirements on ski areas to improve mountain safety.

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U.S. Forest Service Webinar Today: ADA/Summer Uses

SAM Magazine—Washington, D.C., March 22, 2017—Today, the Forest Service will host an ADA webinar for ski area and agency personnel from 2 to 3 p.m. EST. The subject of the webinar is Accessibility for Resorts and Areas with Four Season Uses.

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Winter Park Succession: CEO DeFrange Retires, Foulkes Steps In

SAM Magazine—Winter Park, Colo., March 21, 2017—At the end of the day on Friday, March 31, Winter Park Resort president and CEO Gary DeFrange will retire from the post he’s held since 1997. Intrawest COO Sky Foulkes will succeed DeFrange as president.

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FIS Pulls Aspen from World Cup Calendar

SAM Magazine—Aspen, Colo., March 21, 2017—FIS should be thrilled with Aspen after the resort hosted a tremendously successful World Cup finals event that drew huge crowds, had excellent TV ratings, and garnered compliments from competitors, right? Not according to FIS secretary general Sarah Lewis.

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M.A.X. Pass Adds Six More Ski Areas

SAM Magazine—Denver, March 20, 2017— The list of accessible ski areas on the M.A.X. Pass continues to get longer, with six new properties hopping on-board for 2017-18, including Windham, Belleayre, Gore, and Whiteface in New York, Lutsen in Minnesota, and Granite Peak in Wisconsin. That brings the grand total up to 44 ski areas in roughly 22 states and provinces that M.A.X. Pass-holders will have access to next season, with five unrestricted days at each.

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2017 NSAA Eastern Conference and Tradeshow, Mount Snow, Vt.

Compared to last year, the tone was decidedly different among operators and suppliers at this year’s NSAA Eastern Conference and Tradeshow, Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 at Mount Snow, Vt. Normal snowfall and strong visitation had the robust group of attendees singing a more positive tune than a year ago. 

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NSAA Western Trade Fair 2017

Short-Term Optimism, Long-Term Concerns

There was a general air of enthusiasm and optimism at the NSAA Western Winter Conference, Jan. 16-19 at Steamboat, Colo., thanks to a strong season to date for resorts across most of the country. But the long-term outlook is clouded by challenges ranging from the need to attract and retain more new skiers and riders to the rigors of training and retaining lift mechanics—challenges that the conference tried to address head on.

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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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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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As the General Manager of Camelback Mountain, the Activities side of our Resort, you will have the opportunity of a lifetime to be part of a unique and dynamic resort, where having fun is literally our mission! The General Manager will oversee, direct and manage the day to day operations of the...
Grand Targhee Resort is seeking an experienced Sales Manager, to join our team. The National Sales Manager is responsible for overall resort destination group, day group, and leisure sales functions. Candidates must have 3 years of previous experience as well as a passion for the ski industry....
Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation is seeking qualified applicants for Risk & Safety Manager. Responsible for developing and managing workplace and guest safety programs, including workers compensation. Minimum of three years prior experience in risk management or insurance related environment...
Sunrise Park Resort, owned and operated by the White Mountain Apache Tribe is seeking a Lift Maintenance Manager to manage all aspects of lift maintenance department. Responsible for scheduling, training staff, coordinate activities. Prepare & review inspection reports. Also schedule & budget...
Two 2013 Bison X, just serviced, one with winch, 2011 Bison X, 1997 LMC 1800 3655 hours, $29,000, PB 240/280 wheels and tires, Three Areco Supersnows, Summer tubing, mSnow Bumper Tubing, 300' long $35,000, Niedner hose, Call or text Jason with CHS Snowmakers 303.818.5923
Anakeesta in Gatlinburg seeks an experienced Lift Maintenance Supervisor for a new Leitner-Poma fixed grip gondola/chairlift. Full-time, year-round. Send resume to
Loon is looking for an enthusiastic full-time, year-round sales manager to sell and facilitate memorable Loon experiences for our guests. Work with a range of business segments from new and returning ski, corporate, school, and social groups, hotels, functions and weddings to sell and fulfill...
Angel Fire Resort is currently accepting applications for an Events and Sponsorship Manager. This position is responsible for the planning, organizing, and execution of special event efforts of the resort. For more information and to apply online:...
Fun Zone 2.0 Manager-New position responsible for managing a state of the art family entertainment center with multiple revenue streams. The Fun Zone 2.0 at Smugglers’ Notch Resort is a new 26,000 square foot facility focusing on the next dimension in family fun. We are hiring an...
Angel Fire Resort is currently accepting applications for a Zip Line Adventure Tour Manager. Applicants must possess a current Challenge Course Manager Certification. Salary DOE. For more information and to apply online:
Loon Mountain Resort in Lincoln, NH has a full-time, year-round, benefited position available for a lift maintenance mechanic, previous experience required. Job duties include repair and preventative maintenance of all detachable and fixed grip lifts. This position requires working at heights in...
Vail is located in Eagle County, Colorado, approximately 100 miles west of Denver on Interstate 70. Vail has 5,300 permanent residents, 8,500 part-time residents, and as many as 35,000 daily guests during the peak winter season. The selected individual will be a full-time resident of Vail and...
Experienced & hands-on person to plan, coordinate, direct & lead snowmaking, grooming & slope maint. Req: HS diploma (GED), 6 yrs related exp. incl. equip. maint. & ops. & 2 yrs supv. or equiv. Excellent org., admin., supv. & guest svc. Good computer & math. Working knowledge ski area ops &...