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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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3 Ski Industry Leaders Set to Retire

The 2018 CWSAA Spring Conference will celebrate 50 years of service to ski areas, and it promises to be especially memorable for some that retire at the end of this ski season.  Three of those individuals are Peter Gibson (Mt. Washington), Mike Barker (Manning Park), and Bob Falle (Selkirk College).  Each is a leader at […]

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Valentines Love

With cupids day of love landing right in the middle of ski season, its a fantastic opportunity to spread a little love.  Special dinner menus are common at many ski areas, but we found some unique ideas out there for guests to celebrate at ski areas, plus some fun social media promotions. Revelestoke Mountain Resort […]

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Faces & Places: Big White Olympic Send off

Big White has held many events over the years, but on Saturday January 6 they held the biggest event in the mountain’s history – The Molson Canadian Olympic Team Send-off. The all-day event also included a skate with former Canadian Women’s Hockey captains Hayley Wickenheiser and Cassie Campbell, 50% off tubing with s’mores and hot […]

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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 […]