Paint Your Tucks and Don’t Overlube

Generations of Advice from Mountain Wire Rope Services. Is your team prepared for your upcoming splice or will you fall back on old habits? JT and Whitney Walters-Anderson give us the basics for Splice Day that often get overlooked. Pre-Splice Day Mountain Wire Rope will ask for the original splice report, original rope specs and… Read More »

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The Rebuilding of a Historic PA Ski Resort

In 1938 when the Mellon’s developed Laurel Mountain as a private ski club, the Ligonier Valley was a playground for the wealthy with fox hunting, trout fishing, and the Rolling Rock Club. This valley was where the Westinghouse, Carnegie and other famous Gilded Age families mixed socially for holidays away from the city heat and… Read More »

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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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