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Serving Our Industry: Thank you to our volunteer Board

CWSAA is a registered not-for-profit society that is guided through bylaws and a Board of Directors that are voted by the members.  The Board sets the strategic priorities, policies, and budgets for the association, and provides oversight to ensure its strong health.  In the case of CWSAA, the organisation also relies heavily on individuals to […]

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Places & Faces: Cypress Mountain

The things that I noticed immediately about Cypress is perhaps a part reflection of my Dodge V8 rope tow upbringing.  The fantastic highway that leads into Cypress is a dream.  The four snowplows I passed on the 20 minute drive to the ski area was even better.  Cypress, along with its North Shore brethren, has an […]

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Places & Faces: Clearwater Ski Hill

Clearwater, BC is an adventure and mountain town.  Forestry and pipelines play a big part of the local economy.   But Clearwater is also home to Wells Gray Park.  In my humble opinion it is one of the most spectacular and unknown parks in BC…and there are many.  From epic canoe routes to stunning mountain hiking […]

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Places & Faces: Manning Park

CWSAA spent some time with Mike and Andy (photo) at Manning Park after an epic week of snow, and had a chance to talk shop with Kelvin from maintenance.  Manning has an extensive year round operation.  Beyond the actual mountain as well as extensive cross country trails , operations includes the popular 41 room lodge […]

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Places & Faces: Apex

Apex is located outside of Penticton BC.  It has some great amenities and clever ideas that can credited to the gentlemen in the photo:  James Shalman (middle) arrived at Apex in 2001 and Shawn Witty (right) a few years before that.  Shawn also serves on the  CWSAA technical committee for BC  (thank you Shawn).   […]

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Family Day encourages lots of new skiers

BC Family Day is February 13 and Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan’s holidays are February 20.  These holidays bring many new families to the hills to try skiing and snowboarding for the first time. This year, many new skiers have been acquired with the new Never Ever Days program.  Check out this great new Go Ski […]

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gob·smacked: ɡäbˌsmakt / adjective

gob·smacked:   ɡäbˌsmakt / adjective;    overawed, speechless, extraordinary.   A pretty good word for our  host mountains and venue for the CWSAA spring conference April 25 – 27, 2017. Yes, we are going to feel right at home here in the mountains.  CWSAA is going to be gathering this April during its 49th year, at the […]

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Places & Faces: Lake Louise

Anticipation can not help but build as one approaches Lake Louise from the west.  The ski area boldly greets all travellers as they leave BC and enter Alberta on Hwy #1. Chief Operating Officer Rick Werner explains that Lake Louise lies within Improvement District #9 (ID9).  It extends from Banff National Park boundary gate to gate, […]

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