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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 […]

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Places & Faces: Vista Ridge

Based on many discussions over the past year with Kevin Grogan, I knew a visit to Vista Ridge was going to uncover all kinds of great ideas and innovative thinking.  And it was not to disappoint.  Timing meant I was going to miss familiar CWSAA faces Richard Roy and Kevin Grogan as they were away […]

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Snowboard Canada RIDER’S Program

The RIDERS Program is a fun, skill-development based program that has been developed to grow the sport of snowboarding in Canada. The program provides kids with technical snowboarding skills so they can enjoy snowboarding for life!  The RIDERS Program is a tool to retain kids in the snow school longer, help them successfully join a […]

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Places & Faces: Grouse Mountain

The tram up Grouse Mountain is a brisk 4 minute ride from North Vancouver to the subalpine of the Coast Mountains above the city.  Grouse has become an iconic player in the Vancouver tourism industry and is as much defined by its summer attractions as its winter activities.               […]

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Passing of Artur Doppelmayr

9/16/1922 to 5/12/2017 Canada West recognizes the passing of an individual that has had an impact on skiing across Canada and around the globe. Canada West extends its thoughts and prayers to the family and many friends of Mr. Artur Doppelmayr. Artur Doppelmayr was a pioneer and trailblazer in the ropeway business. He took over […]

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