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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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The Canada West What?

I was in one of my many conversations with Doug Forseth several weeks ago.  Doug is unsuccessfully trying to wind down a decorated career and is well known in CWSAA circles as one of our industry leaders in every way.  We were speaking about leadership, the moral fabric in our industry, and the camaraderie and […]

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In the search of Weeee

I was very proud to hear from Canadian Ski Council’s Paul Pinchbeck that the Grade 4 & 5 SnowPass programme has just been recognised by FIS as the world’s largest snow programme for kids, and “sets a global benchmark for improving access for children to snow sports.”  This is a testament to the Canadian ski […]

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Financial Impact of the Western Canadian Ski Industry

Our good friends at Ecosign Mountain Resort Planners Ltd. have just released the findings of the 2015/16 CWSAA ski industry financial analysis.  The data reflects the size and impact of the ski industry in Western Canada from Manitoba west based on the 2015/16 year.   Highlights include: Skier Visits:              8.4 million Total Revenue:        $790 million […]