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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…

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Employee Safety Resources: New Tools Now Available

There are numerous tools and resources available for Ski Areas to support your OH&S initiatives.  Recently these resources were gathered into one webpage to make them easy to find and use: www.go2HR.ca/skisafety. The following are NEW Tools & Resources specifically created for Ski Areas:   Safety Talk Discussion Leader Package  All departments are encouraged to hold regular Safety…

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Employee Safety: Panorama’s Safety Culture

This week's employee safety feature is Panorama Mountain Resort. Over the past several months, CWSAA has embarked on a collaborative effort with ski areas and go2HR to improve the tools and resources related to employee safety. Panorama, was one of several ski areas that tested and provided input and feedback on these safety materials.  Panorama Mountain…

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Webinar: Cannabis Legalization

Feb. 27 Webinar: How has Recreational Cannabis Legalization Changed your Workplace? Cannabis has been legalized for nearly four months. What kind of changes have you observed at your workplace? Join go2HR at the next webinar with a discussion on the evolving legal landscape, how and when to accommodate staff, restrictions on testing and more! A…