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 New campaign to celebrate snowmobiling

The snowmobile manufacturers are collectively organizing and supporting a new, North American “International Snowmobile Celebration” dealer event, Oct. 25-27, 2019. The dealer-focused event will celebrate the snowmobiling community and prepare for the upcoming season.

Over 60 years designing the world’s ski resorts

By Candice G. Ball


The design of ski resorts wasn’t exactly simple in the late 1950s, but the business of skiing centered around selling lift tickets and maybe a hot dog or hamburger. Today, mountain resorts operate year-round and offer everything from ziplining and yoga retreats to fat biking and wine tasting.

How to save on infrastructure projects

By Philip Gotthelf, Ultra-Tech™ Lighting, LLC


It’s not easy to build on a mountainside. Challenges can include extreme slope angle, altitude, rock ledges, soil inconsistency, high winds and extreme weather. Traditional approaches include excavating, pouring concrete piles or foundations, moving materials to and from the site, and meeting deadlines.

Custom covers protect mountainside equipment and amenities

By Scott Mullens, Equip Inc.


Between high elevation UV light, extreme temperature fluctuations and normal wear and tear caused by ongoing use, equipment and amenities at ski resorts can take a beating. Replacement is a constant for many resorts and the cost to replace heavy equipment including groomers, lift chairs, snowmaking equipment and other capital-intensive machinery can be a sizeable expense.

A lean operation builds impressive terrain parks at Jack Frost and Big Boulder

By Jim Chliboyko


At this point of his career, Pat Morgan finds himself calling The Poconos home. Also called the Poconos Mountains, it’s an escarpment tucked into Pennsylvania’s northeastern corner. This is where you’ll find Jack Frost and Big Boulder (JFBB), two properties of Peak Resorts. It’s an interesting spot to be for Morgan, JFBB’s director of freestyle terrain, being neighbors with 27 million potential skiers and snowboarders.

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