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It is time once again to begin planning your submissions for the 2019 SnowOps Equipment Comparison Guide. The Equipment Comparison Guide is the focal point of our April issue and will be featured all year long on

Ski California’s popular guide is back for another safe season 

By Heather Hudson


Nothing can ruin a day on the slopes faster than an unfortunate injury. Whether it’s a collision with another pleasure-seeker, confusion about the rules of the chair lift or uncertainty about trail signage, there are plenty of ways a rider can compromise his or her safety.

Snowmaking and enhanced snow-depth data are showing resorts across the map that a bad snow season does not have to mean an unprofitable snow season

By Paul Kelley


Utah mountain resorts faced an uninspiring winter during the 2017-18 season as the combined snowfall dropped 40 percentage points below average, according to industry data.

Feb 9-18 marks the date for Take a Friend Snowmobiling Week, which promises to highlight how to get started in this great activity

By Lisa Kopochinski


A decade ago, the International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association (ISMA) recognized a need to get more people involved in the sport of snowmobiling.

Colorado Mountain College’s Ski Area Operations program

By Jim Chliboyko


If you’re offering a two-year course to teach people how run a ski hill, it might as well be taught in Colorado.

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