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  • 13th Annual Terrain Park Contest
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  • ARTIFICIAL SURFACES: ENDLESS WINTER
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  • SPEAK-OUT :: NOVEMBER 2017
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  • Our 13th annual look at trends in design and events—VOTE on your favorite feature and event!
  • Synthetic slopes are growing in number. Will operators reap the benefits of longer seasons or year-round operation?
  • What Is the Return on Investment of Terrain Parks?


More Early Openings, and a Few Delays

SAM Magazine—Dover, Vt., Nov. 17, 2017—A huge number of mountain resorts across North America—from small ski areas near urban centers to the biggest operations on the continent—have either already opened or plan to spin lifts by this weekend, marking an early start for most. However, a few operators are still waiting for sustained cold temps and natural snow, forcing them to push back previously announced opening dates.

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Deno Dudunake Receives 2017 BEWI Award

SAM Magazine—Boston, Mass., Nov. 17, 2017—Longtime Rossignol sales rep Deno Dudunake was honored with the 32nd annual BEWI Award at a luncheon in Boston on Nov. 10, attended by more than 150 ski and snowboard industry executives. As a professional freestyle skier, Dudunake won the World Mogul Championship title at Heavenly, Calif., in 1977. He has been with Rossignol since 1978.

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New Peak Discovery Learn-to Program

SAM Magazine—Wildwood, Mo., Nov. 17, 2017—Peak Resorts has unveiled a new program aimed at making learning to ski or ride more affordable and accessible. The Peak Discovery Program, valid for ages 13 and older, includes three visits complete with a group lesson, equipment rental and helmet, and a lift ticket at any combination of the company’s Northeast resorts, for just $99. Those resorts include Attitash, Wildcat, and Crotched, N.H., Mount Snow, Vt., Hunter Mountain, N.Y., and Jack Frost Big Boulder, Pa.

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POWDR and REI Partner to Deliver Programs at Copper Mountain and Eldora

SAM Magazine—Seattle, Wash., Nov. 10, 2017—REI and POWDR have formed a strategic partnership that kicks off mid-November with new adventure lifestyle programs and events at Copper Mountain and Eldora, Colo. Full programming will begin by the holiday season.

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Brian Czarnecki Named COO of Camelback Resort

SAM Magazine—Tannersville, Pa., Nov. 10, 2017—Brian Czarnecki has been promoted to the role of chief operating officer for Camelback Resort, Pa. Previously, he served as the resort’s vice president of sales and marketing.

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Mountain Technology Symposium Has Successful Launch

The inaugural Mountain Technology Symposium, held Sept. 28 – Oct. 1 at Telluride Ski and Golf Resort, Colo., drew 82 ski industry tech leaders and suppliers, including 50 ski area personnel from 35 resorts. They discussed the IT state of the art and ways to improve upon it down the road.

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ISKINY-PSAA Expo 2017

It was Pennsylvania’s turn to host the annual joint-expo that gathers member resorts from both the Ski Areas of New York and the Pennsylvania Ski Areas Association, with Camelback Resort the chosen venue for this year. Hundreds of ski area operators, suppliers, and speakers attended the three-day event Sept. 18-20. The days were packed with networking opportunities, educational sessions, and, of course, plenty of fun.

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New England Summit 2017

This year's New England Summit, Sept. 12-14, drew a large crowd over three beautiful fall days to Sunday River, Maine. On tap were 35 educational sessions, including NSAA's Fall Education Series. Show organizer Bo Bigelow of the Ski Maine Association said the Summit drew a total attendance of more than 450 ski area personnel, suppliers, and speakers, with 54 resorts represented.

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2017 MSAA Summer Meetings and Trade Show

The 2017 MSAA Summer Meetings & Trade Show, held Aug. 20-23 at Devil’s Head, Wis., was memorable for several reasons. For one, this was the final convention attended by retiring NSAA head Michael Berry. His keynote speech touched on familiar themes of growth, succession planning, and environmental action. It was followed by a second brilliant keynote the next day, in which SNOW Operating chief Joe Hession implored resorts to seek and find new ways to fuel growth. Throughout, the program focused on these themes, as well as the practical issues of running successful resorts.

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Eighth Annual SAM Summer (Ops) Camp

“Summer does NOT equal winter,” declared SE Group’s Claire Humber at SAM’s eighth annual Summer (Ops) Camp, held Sept. 5-7, at Vermont’s Killington Resort. Roughly 170 resort-industry professionals from the U.S., Canada, and Japan gathered for three days to discuss the opportunities, choices, trends, and pitfalls in developing a summer activities program.

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Located adjacent to the Gatineau River in Cantley, Quebec, Mont Cascades Resort is a water park and ski resort, only a 20-minute drive from downtown Ottawa. The resort is affiliated with ProSlide Technology Inc., which is the world leader in water ride innovation. This 360° mountain provides...
SEEKING LIFT MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR: Rain Forest Adventures is currently seeking a Lift Maintenance Supervisor for Rockland Estate, a new eco-adventure park on the Dutch side of St. Maarten. This is an opportunity to be a leader in a unique, world-class tourism venue in the Eastern Caribbean...
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Mountain Creek Resort is looking for experienced groomers to help sculp and comb our mountain nightly to provide a premium product for our guests. Apply at mountaincreek.com\jobs
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The Vice President of Sales & Marketing will assist in the brand direction, marketing strategy and advertising for the four-season attractions at Camelback Resort, Camelback Lodge & Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark, The Kartrite Hotel & Indoor Waterpark, and H2OBX Waterpark in order to achieve...
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As the Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Branding you will be responsible for leading and developing the resort sales and marketing teams as they implement innovative strategies that will build our brand, increase revenue and foster respect among our employees and guests. Our ideal...
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The Snowmass Terrain Park Team is looking for a Terrain Park Groomer/Half Pipe Cutter for the winter 2017-2018 season.Winch and Zaugg experience is preferable, summer work for Bike Trail Department and housing also possible.Please apply ASAP at www.aspensnowmass.com/jobs, snow is on the ground...
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Powder Ridge Mountain Park and Resort in Middlefield, CT is recruiting for a full time facilities manager. The right candidate should be an outdoor enthusiast, that enjoys the challenges of problem solving and multi-tasking throughout the day/evening. The candidate will act as a working manager...
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Snowbasin Resort’s greatest assets are its employees. Could this be you?Key Positions: Electrician, Vehicle Technician, Terrain Park Snow Cat Operator/Builder, Terrain Park Host LeadOther Opportunities: Lift Operations & Ticket Checking, Food & Beverage, Guest Services, Ski School, Snowmaking &...
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Attitash Mountain Resort, in the beautiful White Mountains of NH, has the following positions available (some seasonal, some year-round with full benefits). • Trail Crew/Snowmakers• Snowmaking Supervisor• Lift Mechanic• Park Groomer• Mountain Ops Dispatcher• Compressor Room Operator To apply,...
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Experienced Lift Mechanics and Terrain Park Cat Operators! Seven Springs Mountain Resort is seeking hard working, dedicated and passionate individuals to join our Mountain Operations Team! Available positions include, Lift Mechanics, Terrain Cat Operators, Snow Groomers, Cat Operators,...
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Historic Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, family owned and operated, is looking for an experienced Lift Mechanic to join our team. Have you been in the industry a while? Looking for a ski area with advancement potential? If you’re not intimidated by the weather extremes of Mount Hood or a ski area...
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Ski Santa Fe is looking for an Assistant Snow Maintenance Manager/Snowmaking Supervisor with a passion for all aspects of snowmaking operations including design and installation of future upgrades/expansion. Experience in grooming and snow removal a plus, but not required. The right candidate...
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