Back to the Future With Sam Geise

What were you doing 18 years ago?  Comparing ski industry notes and some personal ones, from 1998. You’ve been an engineer in the ski resort industry for 29 years; that’s nearly three decades of your neighbors watching you put your skis in your car when heading to work. You got your start in the wire… Read More »

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Doug Allen Takes Challenges To Heart

Doug is a Skier. At the completion of the ASC B77.1 Committee meeting held in Nashville,TN, Doug Allen, VP of Mountain Operations at Steamboat Resort and LeRoy Shultz, past Chairman of the B77, received the Jan W. Leonard Award. This inaugural award is given annually “for exceptional contribution to the B77 American Standards Committee.” The… Read More »

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Meet Mark Thorpe, New Chairman ANSI B77.1

Lift Maintenance Manager, Snowmass, New Chairman ANSI B77 Committee. Mark Thorpe is a Skier. Two days before the NSAA Keynote speaker addressed the issue of aging resort leadership, the ANSI B77 committee announced Mark Thorpe as the Committee’s new Chairman. “Getting qualified younger people involved is crucial,” expressed Maynard Russell, who is stepping aside to… Read More »

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RMLA’s 2016 Lift Operations Person of the Year – Daniel Last, Telluride, CO

At the May 5th RMLA Convention, Grand Junction, CO, Daniel Last of Telluride Resort,CO was chosen winner out of four finalists of Lift Operators from Crested Butte, Aspen Highlands and Vail. Daniel accepted the 2016 RMLA Lift Operations Person of the Year award from his lift operations manager, John Long who shared details of Daniels’s… Read More »

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