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Another season in the books

As another snow season comes to a close, I congratulate all ski resorts, ski areas and snowmobile clubs for successfully navigating another year of Covid-19. The past two seasons have been rife with challenges, to say the least, and I’m sure industry is keen to return to normal operations; albeit retaining the procedures that improved processes.

In marking the end of the North America snow season, we immediately turn our thoughts to next winter, and I hope this issue of SnowOps helps your team get ready for what’s to come.

If your business is looking to purchase new equipment for next season, head over to the 2022 SnowOps Equipment Comparison Guide. As always, this year’s specs come directly from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), and all products are available now. Thank you to all OEMs that participated this year!

There’s a new podcast in town that snow groomers, and many in industry, will want to tune into. “The Blade Dive” digs into the topics that challenge industry and is building a community for positive change in snow operations.

Have you heard of Bald Eagle Lifts? The company has found itself a niche market supplying parts to ski resorts and ski areas that use ski lift technology that is no longer serviced by the OEM. Learn more about this solution for smaller areas that may not be able to acquire a new lift. An added bonus of this business model? It’s helping to keep what may be considered obsolete technology out of scrap yards.

Many in the snowsports industry understand the threat of climate change. Last year, Snowsports Industries America launched the ClimateUnited Pact to unite “the winter outdoor industry around a meaningful set of principles.”

Don’t forget you can reach out at any time if you have comments on this issue or topics you would like to see covered in future issues. If you haven’t already, be sure to like and follow us on Facebook and Twitter. I hope you enjoy this issue!

Have a great summer,


Lindsay Risto