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Your April 2020 Issue is Here!

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    Carving Snow

    For more than 20 years, the Winter X Games have bee. a huge draw for both extreme sports competitors and avid television viewers. California's Snow Park Technologies builds courses for them all.

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IN THE SNOW

Prinoth launches contest for snowmobile clubs: Tales from the Trails

Prinoth is pleased to announce the launch of its Tales from the Trails contest for snowmobiles clubs in North America.

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Finding Hope

High Fives Foundation offers support to athletes with life-altering injuries

By Bilal Rana

 

Roy Tuscany grew up always wanting to be a pro skier. After graduating from the University of Vermont in 2004, he moved west to do just that. He moved to be part of the culture and to work towards his dream of one day going pro. He found work as a ski instructor at Sugar Bowl Academy, a ski school in California. He was making it happen. He was living the life he set out to.

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A Lesson from Puerto Rico

Composite poles offer a durable option for on- or off-slope pole installation

By Philip Gotthelf, Ultra-Tech™ Lighting, LLC

 

Indeed, wooden telephone poles have been the standard for carrying above ground electrical services and communications since the telegraph was introduced in 1840. Wooden telephone poles seemed destined to continue as the above-ground standard for stringing up wires in Puerto Rico until Hurricane Maria devastated the island in 2017 with winds gusting in excess of 200 miles per hour, snapping almost all wooden utility poles like twigs.

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Training the Next Generation

Ski area business management degree now offered online

Submitted by Northern Michigan University

 

It is now possible to complete a bachelor’s degree in ski area business management online through Northern Michigan University (NMU)’s Global Campus. NMU offers the program in collaboration with Gogebic Community College (GCC) in Ironwood, Mich.

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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.