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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…


Ski Industry Performance

Global BC TV visited Vancouver's North Shore mountains and asked CWSAA about ski industry performance. 2007/08 remains the benchmark year in Canada for skier visits because all the weather and market variables aligned across the country.  These include factors such as snow, temperature, school holiday alignment with the calendar, and weather during key holiday periods.  Plus…

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A Friendly Face

CWSAA had the opportunity to meet with the man…Mr. Warren Sparks. He is alleged to be retired.  But often he is found squirreled away in a Doppelmayr lift terminal somewhere playing with electric circuits. Warren continues to be exceptionally giving of his time. He is generous with his ski industry knowledge to anyone that asks,…