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2020 Member Services Feedback

Each spring, by way of survey, CWSAA reaches out the membership to find out how we can best serve the membership and current areas of priority.  Given the unprecedented global situation, additional focus was added related to COVID-19.  This year, 69 members participated in the survey. Members continue to report an increase in how familiar…

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2020-21 CWSAA Board of Directors

On Wednesday August 19, 2020, CWSAA held its Annual General Meeting virtually.  Over 75 individuals participated. CWSAA is excited to welcome four new Directors elected to the CWSAA Board during Wednesday’s meeting: Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba (ASM) Division Director Kim Jones, WinSport Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba (ASM) Division Director Penny Lindballe, Valley Ski Club BC-Yukon Division Director…

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2020 CWSAA Awards Recipients

April 30, 2020 Each year, CWSAA recognizes extraordinary leaders in the Western Canadian ski industry. Like every other year, there were so many names put forward that are deserving of recognition. Unlike before, this year, the awards could not be announced and celebrated in person.  The unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic has forced every event worldwide to…

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Reduce the impact: Transportation

Reduce the impact: transporting people to and from resorts As stewards of the land, Canada West Ski Areas Association (CWSAA) members take a serious responsibility to protect the biodiversity in each area, minimizing pollution and reducing their impact on the land, wildlife, air and water. Throughout the winter, we are highlighting leading examples from various…

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Employee Safety: Working at Heights

Following up on Falls from Heights It’s the time of year, when the snow is accumulating, and occasionally roofs and other elevated surfaces need to be cleared or inspected. While falls from heights are relatively rare, when they do occur they can have serious consequences.  It’s not just those who climb lift towers and onto…

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Employee Safety: Stack your Snack

Fit for Duty: Stack your Snack Working at a snowsport resort is an energy intensive job. You’ll need to fuel all that shoveling, lifting, pushing, turning and more, but keep in mind that you also need to fuel up your brain in order to make good decisions – and your safety, and the safety of…

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Beginners Win with Never Ever Days

Beginners Win with Never Ever Days Contributed by Michael Fulton, Canadian Ski Council If I were to tell you that the average Canadian skier is a university-educated white man in his 40s, would that surprise you? Probably not. That's been the stereotype of a skier for some time and, in reality, it's not that far…

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2019 CWSAA Awards Recipients

April 26, 2019, Whistler, BC – Three outstanding individuals were recognized for their contributions to the ski industry at last night's Canada West Ski Areas Association (CWSAA) 51st annual conference. Peter Alder: recipient of the 2019 Jimmie Spencer Lifetime Achievement Award. Danny Cox: recipient of the 2019 Jim Marshall Leadership Award. Dan Wilson (General Manager, Vista…

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Employee Safety: Reducing Skiing & Snowboarding Injuries

Toolbox Meetings: Reducing Skiing & Snowboarding Injuries The following is a series of 'Toolbox Meetings' for Ski Areas to hold Safety Meetings with their staff on reducing skiing and snowboarding injuries. Three Meeting Plans have been provided (click the title below to view the meeting plan): Meeting 1 - Overview of Skiing and Snowboarding Injury…