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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
January 2018 | Vol 5. | No. 1
Happy New Year to all of our
SnowOps readers! I’m looking
forward to beginning another
year of issues for you.
Remember that International Snowmobile
Safety Week is Jan. 20 to 28; visit
page 7 if you’d like more information on
organizing an event for your club or association.
I recently read an article in the NSAA
Journal and immediately reached out
to the NSAA to ask if I could reprint
it here for SnowOps readers. On page
8, learn more about the important
#RideAnotherDay industry safety initiative,
inspired by one family’s tragedy
when their five-year-old daughter was
killed on a ski hill by an out-of-control
snowboarder. It’s a heartbreaking story,
but the family is adamant to bring
something positive out of their ordeal
and launched this safety initiative together
with the NSAA. Read their story
and find out how to get involved.
In this issue, you’ll also read about
TechnoAlpin’s snowmaking for the
2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang,
South Korea. The company
has confidently guaranteed that there
will be snow for the Games, and has
outperformed at test events leading up
to the Olympics. Read more about their
strategy on page 16.
As you know, the April issue of
SnowOps is fast approaching, and with
it, the 2018 Equipment Comparison
Guide. If you turn to page 39, you’ll find
instructions on how to get your equipment
included in the guide and the
submittal process for this year.
Lastly, this is my final editor’s message
in SnowOps magazine, as I will be
handing the reigns over to a new editor
beginning with the April edition and
taking on a more behind-the-scenes
role as publisher. Thanks for hanging
out with me!
Enjoy the snow!
KARA GRUBIS / SHUTTERSTOCK.COM
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