April 2020

  • 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.

  • A Smooth Ride Uphill

    Now a staple at many ski resorts, this conveyor lift was almost left in the past

    By Aaron Broverman


    In 1990, Rocky Mountain Conveyor and Equipment, Inc. (RMCE) was approached by a daycare in Breckenridge, Colo., that needed a way to transport a group of kids up a small hill in a confined space so the kids could be taught how to ski.

  • All in the Family at Tucker Sno-Cat

    The industry pioneer honors its roots with their Classic Cats by Tucker restoration program

    By Ty Dilello


    Tucker Sno-Cat has made a name for itself over its 78-year history and is considered “the oldest successful manufacturer of snow vehicles in the world.” Although the company continues to move forward, they remember and honor their roots with their Classic Cats by Tucker restoration program.

  • 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.


    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.

  • One Smart Idea

    Smart car snowmobiles are turning plenty of heads

    By Jim Timlick


    Jeff Humphries and Perry White draw plenty of curious stares any time they pull up in their vehicles.

  • 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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