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NSAA: How Tax Reform Will Benefit Resorts, Employees & Suppliers

Ever wonder how legislation can directly affect the ski industry and what the new tax law implications are. In the latest issue of the NSAA Journal Dave Byrd, NSAA Director of Risk and Regulatory Affairs tries to unpack the Tax cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA).   Click the image

By |2018-04-19T12:23:00+00:00April 19th, 2018|Safety|0 Comments

Faces of the NSP: Jennifer Laitala

Jennifer Laitala, Wachusett Mountain Ski Patrol NSP:When did you become a patroller, and what led you to start patrolling? Jennifer: I became a patroller 27 years ago at the age of 15. I started with the YAP program at Wachusett Mountain. My parents were/are active patrollers. I grew up around patrolling

By |2018-03-28T10:46:22+00:00March 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Canine Champs – WBR International Dog School Teaches Dogs and Handlers

STORY BY CANDACE HORGAN Featured Photo by: Jamie McAllister - @jamieclimbsmountains Perhaps one of the best outreach programs a ski patrol can make use of is an avalanche dog program. At ski areas with such a program, people will wander in to the patrol hut every day asking if they

By |2018-01-22T14:50:57+00:00January 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Best Job – Passing on Learned Lessons

By Kim Kircher Starting Out The winter of 1989-90 at Crystal Mountain Ski Area in Washington State started late. It was my first season as a ski patroller, and the resort wasn't open for Christmas due to a lack of snow. The beginner area was wet with dying grass

By |2018-01-19T14:49:20+00:00January 19th, 2018|Ski Patrol Magazine|0 Comments

Animals Riding Chairlifts – The Competing Considerations Between the ADA, Safety, And Resort Operations

BY DAVE BYRD, NSAA DIRECTOR OF RISK AND REGULATORY AFFAIRS Featured Image, Andre Gonsalves - @andreandthemountain GOING BACK DECADES, SKI AREAS HAVE RESTRICTED GUESTS’ ANIMALS ON OPEN CHAIRLIFTS BASED ON A LAUNDRY LIST OF VALID SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS. THESE POLICIES HAVE APPLIED TO PETS OF ALL KINDS, FROM COMFORT

By |2018-01-19T11:11:20+00:00January 19th, 2018|Ski Patrol Magazine|0 Comments