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Your January 2021 Issue is Here!

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    Winch Maintenance

    Snow grooming operators count on their vehicles to perform well in all kinds of weather and over the most challenging terrain. Therefor, it's critical that the machines and all component parts are properly maintained and serviced. The winches used to help snow groomers create superlative trails and downhill ski runs are no exception.

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Start digitizing maintenance processes now

SNOWsat Maintain Basic from Kässbohrer is a digital free service offer to make daily work easier: A tool for success. Start digitizing maintenance processes now, easily and free of charge.

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Extending a Helping Hand

The Washburn Trail Runners Snowmobile Club takes pride in doing the very best for snowmobiling enthusiasts and the community it resides in – whether it’s offering home-cooked meals to hungry sledders or providing assistance to snowmobilers in need

By Mark Halsall


If there’s something the Washburn Trail Runners Snowmobile Club is really well-known for, it’s their hospitality.

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Risky Business

The COVID-19 pandemic is bringing added attention to the risk management plans of ski areas and resorts

By Jim Timlick


Risk management has been part of day-to-day operations of ski areas for about as long as tow ropes and snow groomers have been around.

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UV Sanitization

Using light to disinfect surfaces is gaining ground at North American ski resorts

By Philip Gotthelf, Ultra-Tech Lighting LLC


Every snow sports venue faces the same challenges this season, and probably for many seasons to come. How can COVID-19 be comprehensively and cost effectively addressed?

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About Us

Even though we're branching out in the content we cover, SnowOps will still be your only North American publication dedicated to bringing you the snow grooming information you want to know. You'll still find grooming stories, the latest technology, volunteer experiences and more in SnowOps. Now, you'll be getting all that and more.