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Faces & Places: Sun Peaks Mountain Biking

Sun Peaks BC will be the venue for the first CWSAA Mountain Bike Operations Workshop on October 2 & 3 scheduled in conjunction with the CWSAA BC-Yukon Fall Meeting on October 1 & 2. CWSAA had the opportunity to join Chief Marketing Officer Aidan Kelly on a tour of Sun Peaks’ new 9 kilometre Green […]

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Places & Faces: SilverStar Schumann Gondola

The history of many ski areas is marked with break through moments.  Some are accidental, and some are strategically crafted.  In time, the SilverStar community may look back on July 14, 2018 as one of those moments. It was the day SilverStar opened the Schumann Summit Express Gondola.  The Doppelmayr lift top and bottom stations […]

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Places & Faces: Mt Washington Summer Ops

George, Tim, Dean, and Pete (left to right above) form part of the management team at Mount Washington.  George Trousdell, Director of Operations, has been a long-time contributor to CWSAA committees.  Dean Prentice is the new GM replacing Peter Gibson following retirement from his 40 year tenure at Mt Washington. Mt Washington has applied a […]

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Places & Faces: Summer Operations at Big White

Now in it’s third season of summer operations, Big White continues to grow their activities and events.  Diversifying ski areas operations to include summer activities and events is becoming a trend to ensure the long-term sustainability of resorts.  A lot of work goes into developing a summer operation, and for Big White they began with […]

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CWSAA 2018 Award Recipients

Lake Louise, Alberta – Three outstanding individuals were recognized for their contributions to the ski industry at last week’s Canada West Ski Areas Association (CWSAA) 50th annual conference. Fred Bosinger: recognized posthumously with the 2018 Jimmie Spencer Lifetime Achievement Award. Darcy Alexander (General Manager, Sun Peaks Resort LLP): recipient of the 2018 Jim Marshall Leadership […]

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Places & Faces: Pass PowderKeg / Crowsnest Pass

Welcome to Pass Powderkeg, founded in 1938 in the Crowsnest Pass, a community of about 6500. In 1979, the four towns in the pass, Bellevue, Hillcrest, Coleman and Blairmore, merged to become Crowsnest Pass. This community-owned ski area is just one of the local recreation options in a region that offers gymnastics, lacrosse, soccer, a […]

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Places & Faces: Pine Valley

Pine Valley Snow Resort, 85 km north of Edmonton, began as a vision in 2006 when Dom and Gintra Kriangkum started fixing the place up on weekends between getting the kids to gymnastics and skiing at Rabbit Hill. In 2015, they moved from Edmonton to the Tawatinaw Valley to focus on the project. Dom and […]

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Places & Faces: Holiday Mountain

Holiday Mountain is located above the picturesque Pembina River Valley in southwest Manitoba. Longtime CWSAA members Noel and Julie Later started the ski area over 55 years ago.  Julie continues to be very active in the business, and has been joined by her daughter Bernice and her husband Nate.  Charlie Locke from Lake Louise recently […]

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Faces & Places: Castle Mountain

The approach to Castle Mountain in the South-West of Alberta is stunning.  The rolling ranches and hills transform to erect mountains in a matter of minutes. The ski area itself, Castle, is situated between Alberta Park land and Wildland park designations.  For the guest, this translates to a myriad of recreational options. This region has […]