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Fred Bosinger celebration of life

The entire ski industry was saddened with the news of the passing of Alfred Gottlieb (Fred) Bosinger last week.  Fred was a mentor to many and a significant influencer on the ski industry and racing community. A service will be held January 15, 2018 at 4pm at Mt. Norquay. Born in Switzerland, Fred began skiing […]

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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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Place & Faces: Table Mountain & Wapiti Valley

Table Mountain southwest of North Battleford, Saskatchewan, and Wapiti Valley, northeast of Saskatoon, are impressive operations that serve local and regional markets.  They also share some similar traits.  There are two things you will rarely see in a photo: 1. A Sasquatch 2. A Saskatchewan farmer that operates a ski area – which makes this […]

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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 […]

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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 […]