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Recruiting: Remember to post your position on the CWSAA Job Board

The story is the same.  I ask businesses what poses their biggest challenge.  And across the west, ‘finding staff’ is the response almost every time. Cypress Mountain effectively uses high visibility signage for continuous recruiting. Recently a business operator told me of his frustration because they were compromising the quality of housekeeping in a property…

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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. In July 2017, Grouse Mountain announced its…

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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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Jim Miles receives Sam DeGonge Award

Submitted by: Robert B. Kennedy, Q.C. Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP The 2017 meeting of the Association of Ski Defence Attorneys was held this year in Park City, Utah. Our meeting was graced by the presence of James D. Miles, Q.C., of Miles Davison LLP, Calgary, and Jim’s wife Helen. The occasion was the…

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US Ski Industry Leadership

The recent National Ski Areas Association conference in Scottsdale, Arizona, and the Rocky Mountain Lift Association conference in Grand Junction, Colorado were significant in many ways.  First, both conferences revealed many collective opportunities and challenges north and south of the border.  These included growing summer experiences, safety and risk management best practices, securing staff, and managing…