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Safe Riders! Safety campaign reaches out and expands service


The Safe Riders! You Make Snowmobiling Safe campaign, initiated in 1995 by the International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association (ISMA), in conjunction with state and provincial snowmobile associations and snowmobile government administrators, continues to serve as a foundation for snowmobile safety training related activities in North America.

A case study: Hogadon Ski Basin

By Philip Gotthelf, Ultratech Lighting


Hogadon Basin in Casper, Wyo., recently built a new $6 million lodge complete with sports bar, modern kitchen, expanded dining area and other amenities. As with many North American snow sports venues, the problem was that everything shut down at about 4 p.m., at sun set, limiting the potential for positive returns. The obvious solution was to install slope lighting and develop a night skiing and riding program.

The Snowfactory narrows the odds

By Deb Draper


Mother Nature has always been unpredictable when it comes to delivering snow to ski resorts, and global warming has made it next to impossible to set season opening dates with any degree of accuracy. However, there is a solution that has been used in Europe for several years and is beginning to make its mark on North America as ski resorts broaden their search for ways to survive the later and decreasing winter snowfalls.

PRINOTH helps Killington Resort stage a World Cup to remember

By Jim Timlick


The eyes of the ski world were on Killington Resort in central Vermont’s Green Mountains last month when it hosted one of the preeminent events on the 2019-20 World Cup calendar.

The Audi FIS Ski World Cup took place November 30 and December 1, and featured some of the top female skiers from around the globe competing in slalom and giant slalom races.

Cat-skiing is opening up new terrain for skiers and operators alike

By Sarah B. Hood


There’s one kind of pleasure in gliding down a well-groomed, familiar run with the sun glinting off the tracks of other skiers. It’s quite a different experience to forge through fresh powder, navigating evergreen glades and exploring an exhilarating natural landscape.

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