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Valemount Master Plan Earns B.C. Government Approval

SAM Magazine—Valemount, B.C., Canada, Aug. 17, 2016—The Valemount Glacier Destinations Ltd. master plan for a proposed ski resort on Mount Pierre Elliott Trudeau in interior British Columbia has been approved by the government. The proposed project has gotten tremendous local support, which developers say helped expedite the recent approval.

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Summer Bookings in West Continue Strong Pace

SAM Magazine—Denver, Aug. 17, 2016—Occupancy figures nearly reaching winter levels during the summer? It’s true. Western mountain destinations participating in DestiMetrics’ tracking program have reported visits and reservations that are expected to eclipse last summer’s record, which reached 92.5 percent of occupancy rates for the winter of 2015-16. This would be the fifth consecutive record summer for aggregated lodging occupancy and revenues at western mountain resorts.

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M.A.X. Pass Adds 10 More Resorts

SAM Magazine—Denver, Aug. 17, 2016—Apparently, everybody wants in on the M.A.X. Pass. One of the newest products in the rapidly growing space of season passes that offer access to multiple, mostly unaffiliated properties, M.A.X. is adding 10 more resorts to its roster.

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Squaw Valley Expansion Plan Gets Initial Approval

SAM Magazine—Squaw Valley, Calif., Aug. 16, 2016—A controversial $1 billion, 25-year development plan for Squaw Valley cleared a major hurdle after the Placer County Planning Commission approved the plan in a 4-2 vote last week. Now, the plan moves on to the Placer County Board of Supervisors for the final verdict.

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New Ownership at Magic Mountain, Vt.

SAM Magazine—Londonderry, Vt., Aug. 16, 2016—Magic Mountain, a classic New England ski area that has stuck to its roots—both out of preference and financial limitations—appears to finally have stable ownership taking the reigns.

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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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2016 RMLA Spring Conference and Trade Show

More than 500 lift mechanics, operations staff, managers, suppliers, and instructors attended the 45th annual Rocky Mountain Lift Association (RMLA) Spring Conference May 2-5 in Grand Junction, Colo. The theme was “Expanding Winter into Summer” but focus was clearly on lift maintenance training and winter operations. There were fewer sessions on risk management and guest service this year, and more about how to keep older lifts healthy.

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2015 Toronto Snow Show

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

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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Sugarbush Resort is seeking an experienced Ski and Ride School Director.The ideal candidate must possess solid leadership experience and proven knowledge, skills and abilities in development of ski & ride school curriculum and theory. Requires experience managing supervisory employees to ensure...
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Windham Mountain Resort is looking for a full-time, year round Communications Manager to join our Marketing team. Candidate must have strong graphic design, photography, videography, social media and media communication skills. For a full job description and to apply online please visit...
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Arizona Snowbowl is seeking experienced Terrain Park Builders and Groomers for their Sunset Terrain Parks program. Must have at least 3 years of terrain park specific grooming experience. Seasonal, with full and part time positions available. Apply at www.arizonasnowbowl.com/jobs
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Stevens Pass Mountain Resort is seeking experienced Winch, Free Cat and Park Builders. Full time and part time seasonal positions are available. Swing and Grave shifts are also available. To apply and for more information please visit: www.stevenspass.com/jobs
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POSITION SUMMARY The Lift Electrical Supervisor is responsible for the day to day maintenance and operational functionality of the electrical systems for Winter Parks Lifts. They are responsible to train, direct, and schedule lift electrical technicians in designing, installing, maintaining and...
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Snow King is seeking a dynamic mountain operations manager to join our growing team. This position will oversee snowmaking, lifts, facilities maintenance, grooming, terrain parks, and vehicle maintenance. Extensive knowledge, experience and understanding of the alpine ski industry and proven...
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Summary: Computes, classifies, records, and verifies numerical data for use in maintaining accounting records by performing the following duties. Performs General Ledger reconciliations.Performs Bank Account reconciliations.Process Cash Deposits.Perform various assigned...
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Join our world-class Events and Competitions team at Sunday River Resort. We plan and produce events and competitions of all types. We're a crew of experienced and dedicated ski professionals who hold ourselves to the highest standards. We work together, we work hard, and we love what we do. If...
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Terrain Park Manager: Full time year round. Responsibilities include hiring, scheduling, managing, and ensuring proper training of staff; assuring park operations are maintained to industry best practice; planning the design and development of park features; maintaining contacts with industry...
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TechnoAlpin USA Inc. is seeking an enthusiastic, customer and results oriented Service Manager to join our team at our Englewood, CO office. This is a key position within the North American operations of TechnoAlpin leading our team of technicians, providing support to our customers and working...
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Goldbelt’s Mount Roberts Tramway, located in scenic Juneau Alaska, is seeking a full-time year round experienced Electrical Technician to maintain, repair, and troubleshoot tram electrical equipment according to NEC, ANSI-B77 Code and manufacturer's recommendations. The successful...
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Come work and live in beautiful Taos, New Mexico! Taos Ski Valley is now hiring for a Terrain Park Supervisor for our upcoming 2016-2017 winter season! The Terrain Park Supervisor has the overall responsibility for the day-to-day management, layout, design, construction, grooming, safety...
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Grand Targhee Resort is seeking an experienced Terrain Park Supervisor/ Groomer, to lead our progressive terrain park team. This position is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the terrain park, supervising staff, and the operation of grooming equipment to build and finish various terrain...
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Mount Snow Resort in southern VT is looking for an Assistant Snowmaking Manager with strong leadership skills to aid in the direction of the Snowmaking Department. You will monitor production to ensure standards and goals are being met. You will coach and counsel supervisors and staff while...
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