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Drive System Modification Led to Granby Ranch Chairlift Fatality

SAM Magazine—Granby, Colo., Jan. 20, 2017—Preliminary investigation into the death of Texas mom Kelly Huber in a chairlift accident at Ski Granby Ranch Dec. 29 now suggests that the likely cause was an independent contractor’s modification to the lift’s electrical drive/control system, according to a statement released by the resort.

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Early-Season Skier Visits Above Average in Colorado

SAM Magazine—Denver, Jan. 20, 2017—Considering how long it took the ski season to get rolling in Colorado, it’s not surprising that total skier visits for the period Oct. 21 through Dec. 31 are down year-over-year at Colorado Ski Country USA’s 22 member resorts. The fact that they’re only down by single digits compared to last year, and actually up 3 percent over the five-year average, is a testament to how good things have been of late.

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Year-End Bookings Slower, But Revenues Up

SAM Magazine—Denver, Jan. 19, 2017—With the Christmas holiday season and the month of December now officially in the books, many western mountain lodging properties have much to cheer about, according to the most recent data released by DestiMetrics. As of December 31, while actual occupancy for the month of December was up a scant 0.6 percent compared to last December, revenues jumped 13.2 percent.

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Slow Start Hampered Early-Season Results for Vail Resorts

SAM Magazine—Broomfield, Colo., Jan. 16, 2017—Before the snow started piling up this month at its properties in western North America, the ski season got off to a slow start for Vail Resorts’ destination areas in Colorado, Utah, California, and British Columbia. According to an interim period report from VR, skier visits were down more than 13 percent since the beginning of the season through Jan. 8, 2017, compared to the same period ending Jan. 10, 2016.

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Mike Bandelin Promoted to GM at Diamond Peak

SAM Magazine—Incline Village, Nev., Jan. 13, 2017—After serving as Diamond Peak’s interim general manager during the 2015-16 season, Mike Bandelin had the “interim” removed from his title in October, and now serves as the resort’s full-on GM.

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ISKINY-PSAA Expo

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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2016 MSAA ANNUAL MEETING AND TRADE SHOW HELD AT SHANTY CREEK, MICHIGAN

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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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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2014 PoleCat Snowmaker and all accompanying equipment. Rarely used for snowmaking on community sledding hill. Like new! Contact us at 734-354-3201 or at supervisor@plymouthtwp.org
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Cranmore’s Lifts, Attractions & Vehicle Mechanics work as a team, conducting routine preventative maintenance and troubleshooting resort chair, conveyor and surface lifts, vehicle fleet, and attractions. We are seeking a FTYR Lift Mechanic to join our team. Ideal candidate will have at...
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Kingston, NY. Lodge with residence, good snowmaking, water supply and grooming. Summer ops include water slide, go-karts, mini-golf, camping, and access to state land. Contact Allen 845-382-6050
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Crested Butte Mountain Resort is looking for a Full time year round lift maintenance mechanic. 3 years prior experience required as well as knowledge of fixed grip chairs, conveyers, and surface lifts. Excellent benefits including Health, Dental, 401(k), ski pass, culinary and retail discounts...
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New position responsible for managing a state of the art family entertainment center with multiple revenue streams. This position requires strong leadership and financial skills with at least 5 years of prior management experience required. This is a fast paced facility in a high energy...
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Already in Southern California or looking to head our way? Join us to enjoy life in the mountains just two hours from North County SD and one hour from Downtown LA. The Mt Baldy Ski Lifts is seeking candidates with two years of management experience and five years experience in customer service....
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(2) 2008 PB-400’s1 Park Bully w/switchblade1 Free Groomer w/ HPG optionBoth well maintained with one season on rebuilt tillers.Scott@wachusett.com978-302-5377
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Teton Pass Ski Resort is seeking a full time Groomer Operator. 275MP Plus. Pay DOE Contact (406) 466-2209 Resume to Charles@tetonpassresort.com
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Our Portland Oregon office is looking for a service technician to join our team in supporting, demoing, delivering and maintaining PistenBullys in Oregon, Washington and Alaska. Email CHales@pistenbullyusa.com
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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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For sale : Used Doppelmayr 1987 jet T-Bar (1200 pph, 10 towers, 79 carriers ) very good condition, many upgrades, gear box rebuilt summer 2015 by Doppelmayr, new galvanized rope, AC drive, electric motor was rebuilt in 2014. Lift will be ready to dismantle at the end of the 2015-2016 season, it...
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For sale : Used Doppelmayr 1987 fixed quad chair lift (2400 pph, 11 towers, 120 chairs ) very good condition, many upgrades (new gear box Rexroth GPW 215, new hangers, new grip tongues), galvanized rope with solid core in very good condition, all contactors are new, electric motor was rebuilt in...
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Producer: Leitner Lifts type 4CLF/ 4 person. Year of construction 1997. Capacity: 2400 p/h. Speed: 2.5 m/s. Inclined length: 1300 m to 1800 m. Rope diameter: 40 mm. Driving power: 350 kW. Operating hours: 14 000. In very good technical condition Contact: 011-41-796-920-936, 011-41-764-200-308...
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Producer: Garaventa AG Switzerland type 4CLD/ 4 person detachable with bubble (partially). Year of construction 1999-2000. Capacity: 1800 p/h.Drive: top. Speed: 5m/s. Inclined length: 2300 m. Rope diameter: 42 mm. Driving power: 477kW.Operating hours: 21 000. In very good technical condition...
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Producer: Garaventa AG Switzerland type 12 MGD/ 12 person. Year of construction 1995. Capacity: 2200 p/h. Drive: base elevation. Towers: 12. Speed: 6m/s. Reclined length: 1800 m. 35 cabins. Rope diameter: 50mm. Driving power: 711 kW In very good technical condition Contact: 011-41-796-920-936,...
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