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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…

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Employee Safety: Wellness resources

This week's employee safety feature shares how Mt Seymour promotes wellness to their employees. "There is a direct correlation between the wellness of our staff and injuries," says Lonnie Burnett, Safety Manager at Mt Seymour in North Vancouver.  Lonnie has worked at Mt Seymour for five years and meets with any staff that have been…

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Stats & the Ski Industry Story

Sharing the story of the ski industry is a constant objective of CWSAA.  For the industry to succeed, government needs to know why they should care about the industry.  We need to connect government objectives with the ski industry, thus the focus on themes such as employment, community health (social, physical, and economic), first nations…

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Employee Safety: Caught S.A.F.E.

Workplace safety is a priority for the Ski Industry.  This year, CWSAA and go2HR, together with a working group of Ski Areas, are developing a number of tools and resources to support Ski Areas develop a safety culture. There are many great examples at Ski Areas, who have created effective initiatives to support a safety…

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Tree Well Safety Education

The following is a really well written blog post and great example of Tree Well Safety education.  Kudos to Whitewater for this campaign and thanks for letting us share it with the industry. Tree? Well, well, well... Shared with permission from Whitewater blogger Stella Are you a treehugger? What’s your fav thing about skiing trees?…