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  • Title: Staff & Contractors
    Descriptive info: David Lynn - President CEO.. David Lynn joined CWSAA on April 4, 2011, after a 22-year career in the food beverage industry.. Mr.. Lynn previously worked at Molson, Dairyland, Saputo and Sun-Rype in a broad range of functional areas, including general management, marketing, IT and finance.. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing, Honours) and MBA (Finance) from the University of British Columbia.. David has been an avid skier for over 30 years, and is also a distance runner, having completed 21 full marathons.. David works at the CWSAA Office in Kelowna and can be reached at 778-484-5535 or via e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots.. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Additional information on Mr.. Lynn is available at:.. linkedin.. com/pub/david-lynn/12/484/4a6.. Dawn Sleiman - Executive Assistant.. Dawn Sleiman joined CWSAA on November 1, 2011.. Ms.. Sleiman previously worked in the Food Beverage department at Whistler-Blackcomb between 1991 and 2007, most recently as Catering Sales Manager.. Dawn enjoys a variety of outdoor sports, including running and skiing.. Dawn works at the CWSAA Office in Kelowna and can be reached at 778-484-5535 or via e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots.. Cathy Graham - Accountant.. Cathy Graham (CA) joined CWSAA on April 2, 2013 after working for the association under contract for four months.. Graham has a broad range of  ...   2012 to work on the 2012-13 Experiences BC Destination Ski Marketing Campaign, and was subsequently re-engaged for the 2013-14 campaign.. Kim worked in the Whistler-Blackcomb marketing department from 2005 to 2010 prior to establishing her own consulting business in 2011.. Previously, Kim worked as the Marketing Communications Coordinator for the W1 World Ski Snowboard Festival.. Kim holds a Bachelor of Applied Communications (Public Relations) from Mount Royal University and a Bachelor of Arts (Recreation Administration) from the University of Alberta.. Kim works from her home in Whistler and can be reached via e-mail:.. This email address is being protected from spambots.. or phone: 604-935-9551.. Blain Ford - Marketing Coordinator (Contract).. Blain Ford began as a seasonal contractor for the ASIMC Go Ski Alberta Marketing Campaign in December of 2009.. He has traveled to 28 ski areas in Alberta, providing marketing guidance to each resort and gathering information and content for past initiatives.. Go Ski Alberta has continued to grow into a large scale campaign with a fully developed website and respectable social media following.. Blain holds a Bachelor of Business Entrepreneurship (Sport Recreation) from Mount Royal University in Calgary and has been an avid skier/snowboarder for over 10 years.. He currently works out of his home in Calgary and can be reached at 403-200-6762 or via email: This email address is being protected from spambots..

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  • Title: Ski Area Locator
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  • Title: Mt. Washington Opening
    Descriptive info: File Photo.. January 11, 2014.. Times Colonist: "Mount Washington Opens Sunday for Skiing, snowboarding".. timescolonist.. com/news/mount-washington-opens-sunday-for-skiing-snowboarding-1.. 786015.. Huffington Post: "Mount Washington Finally Opens Two Runs After Snow Storm".. huffingtonpost.. ca/2014/01/11/mount-washington_n_4582829.. January 12, 2014.. Vancouver Sun: "Mount Washington to open after snow storm".. vancouversun.. com/travel/Mount+Washington+open+after+snow+storm/9377097/story.. htm..

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  • Title: Silver Star News Release
    Descriptive info: Local skiers now save $15 on night skiing as the price drops to ten bucks.. Night skiing at Silver Star runs Fridays and Saturdays only.. Silver Star’s recent extension of its MyMtn FlexiCard means that lift passes are available for $60 a day.. “We cancelled our manager’s meeting today and declared a Snow Day.. I’ve also been hearing rumours that businesses in Vernon are reporting they are experiencing a high number of employees calling in sick,” says General Manager of Silver Star Michael Sherwood.. “The 30 cm rule is in effect.. ”.. The.. MyMtn.. Flexi.. Card.. entitles a lift pass holder unlimited access to downhill and Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, tubing, and ice-skating.. It costs $179 for adults and is valid for any 3 days on the mountain.. After the initial 3 days, the card continues to offer further savings all season long.. Silver Star was recently  ...   “There are a lot of giddy and excited people in our ski village right now.. Media Contact:.. Scott Henderson Kim Logan.. dHz Media Inc.. 250-317-3751 778-232-9128.. About Silver Star Mountain Resort.. skisilverstar.. com.. Silver Star Mountain Resort is nestled in the heart of British Columbia’s Thompson Okanagan region, less than a one-hour drive from Kelowna International Airport (YLW).. A year round mountain destination, the resort offers 3,065 acres of varied skiable terrain, with an annual snowfall of more than 700 cm of dry B.. interior powder.. Award-winning Silver Star is recognized as being one of Canada’s best family resorts, and voted “Best in the Okanagan” for a second consecutive year by its residents (2012-13 and 2013-14).. An intimate, colourful, mid-mountain village provides true slope-side lodging.. In summer, the Silver Star Bike Park is widely regarded as one of the premier downhill mountain bike facilities in North America..

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  • Title: Sun Peaks News Release
    Descriptive info: Intermittent snowfall is continuing throughout the day, adding to the phenomenal powder conditions on all three mountains at Sun Peaks.. An additional 25cm of snowfall is forecast over the next few days, just in time for guests heading to enjoy Sun Peaks over the weekend.. Temperatures are expected to hover around -5C.. Sun Peaks, located in the British Columbia’s Interior region, is known for its legendary light, dry and ‘easy to ski’ powder snow.. Its geographic location is perfectly situated to receive snow from Pacific storm cycles once the system has cooled and at the same time provide protection from cold temperatures from the Rocky Mountains.. Photo from January 9, 2014 -.. Sun Peaks / Sam Egan.. About Sun Peaks.. :.. Sun Peaks Resort is interior British  ...   mountains which surround an intimate ski-through village.. The community is both vibrant and welcoming.. In warmer months, Sun Peaks offers a diverse range of leisure activities including 18 holes of golf, a legendary bike park, scenic alpine hiking as well as numerous sporting events and music festivals.. Sun Peaks Resort was the first ski resort in North America and remains the sole resort in Canada to receive the ISO 14001 designation recognizing the resort’s environmental policies and practices.. Sun Peaks can be accessed by two airport gateways - Kamloops (45 minutes) and Kelowna (2 1/2 hours) and by car, only a 4 ¼ hour drive separates Sun Peaks and Vancouver, B.. For further information contact.. :.. Brandi Schier.. Media Specialist.. Tourism Sun Peaks.. direct: 250-578-5387.. cell: 250-318-3633..

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  • Title: Marmot Basin News
    Descriptive info: Marmot Basin News.. Powder Alert!.. January 9, 2014 - Jasper, Alberta.. - On January 3rd, skiers and snowboarders woke up in Jasper to almost 40 cm of new snow that fell overnight here at Marmot Basin.. In less than 12 hours, the ski area was transformed into a haven for powder lovers, and the snow continued to fall throughout most of the day.. President and CEO, Dave Gibson, hit the nail on the head when he said: “This is the mother lode everyone’s been waiting for”.. Dennis Willi..  ...   in the midst of the heaviest snowfall of the season.. He estimated there could have been as much as 50 cm of new snow in the upper area, as it was deeper than the tracks on his groomer are tall.. In fact, there was so much new snow that the terrain park was closed; the features and all the rails were completely buried!.. It is currently snowing at Marmot Basin now, and with plenty more forecast for the weekend - you know the riding is going to be AMAZING!..

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  • Title: Panorama News Release
    Descriptive info: Panorama News Release.. $3 Million Quad Chairlift and Snowmaking Expansion.. at Panorama Mountain Village.. January 7, 2014 -.. Panorama, B.. –.. Panorama Mountain Village Inc.. announced today that it’s installing a state-of-the-art Doppelmayr Eco-Drive quad chairlift, which will be ready for the first day of the 2014/2015 ski season.. Construction will begin in April.. The new fixed grip quad is the sixth chairlift in Panorama’s fleet and will service terrain ideal for novice to intermediate skiers.. The lift connects riders from the base of the mountain to wide and gentle trails like Ski Tip Way and Stringer.. It will also enhance the ski-in/ski-out flexibility of Trappers Ridge, Panorama’s newest residential neighborhood.. Doppelmayr will oversee and complete the installation on behalf of Panorama Mountain Village.. The chair boasts an uphill capacity of 1500 people per hour with a length of 788 metres (2,585 feet) and a vertical rise of 163 metres (535 feet).. “This is the first significant new infrastructure on the mountain in more than 10 years,” says Steve Paccagnan, President and CEO of Panorama Mountain Village, “In addition to the installation of the quad chair, we’re also improving the current novice ski zone.. The  ...   terrain, rope courses, zip lines and unique wedding venues.. Additionally Panorama Mountain Village will expand its modern snowmaking system to cover the area serviced by the new chairlift.. The machine-made snow will ensure perfect coverage through the long winter season.. “This is just one of many exciting developments underway at the resort.. The new Greywolf Golf Course clubhouse opens in summer and Phase 1 of the Trappers Ridge residential subdivision is already 80% sold.. There’s real momentum here, it’s an exciting time to be at Panorama,” Paccagnan said.. Media Contacts:.. Crystal DeCnodder Scott Henderson.. dHz Media dHz Media.. +403.. 870.. 3434 +403.. 921.. 2001.. About Panorama Mountain Resort:.. Situated along the scenic Powder Highway and only a three-hour drive from The Calgary International Airport or 90 minutes from the Canadian Rockies Airport in Cranbrook, BC, Panorama offers 2,847 acres of skiable terrain and 120 trails.. With a 4000-foot vertical from the top of the mountain, ski and snowboard enthusiasts enjoy wide-open fall-line cruisers to powder-filled tree lines and the steep and deep exhilaration in Taynton Bowl.. Panorama Mountain Village is a four-season resort that offers skiing, golf, mountain bike park and an abundance of recreational activities..

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  • Title: Mt. Washington News Release
    Descriptive info: Washington News Release.. M.. ount Washington Strikes Deal to provide Free Skiing.. for Passholders At Whistler Blackcomb In January.. January 3, 2014 - Mount Washington, BC -.. If Mother Nature won't cooperate, Mount Washington has no intention of letting its patient group of Season Passholders wait any longer to get on the snow.. In an unprecedented move, the mountain has secured a deal to provide free, that's not a typo, free skiing and snowboarding at Whistler Blackcomb from January 6 to 31, 2014 for Mount Washington Season Passholders.. This unbelievable deal is available to all Gold, Alpine, Midweek and Student passholders.. If the snow drought ends and Mount Washington gets enough snow to open in January, the Whistler Blackcomb deal will end plus a three-day grace period.. “We appreciate that Whistler Blackcomb has been receptive to making this type of arrangement, it's not often you see this level of cooperation from two ski resorts,” says Don Sharpe, Director of Business Operations and Marketing at Mount Washington.. “We were determined to find a way to get our passholders on the snow and we hope they can take advantage of this tremendous opportunity we've negotiated on their behalf.. Free skiing and boarding is good news in times of need, and these are definitely times of need for Vancouver Island's skiers and  ...   the sooner we can open up the better.. In the meantime, this opportunity gives our passholders an excellent option for skiing and boarding without having to travel too far.. Mount Washington will be communicating the finer details of how to take advantage of the free skiing and snowboarding opportunity with their passholders in the coming days.. In the meantime, Mount Washington's opening day remains in a holding pattern until more snow accumulates on the mountain.. Tubers currently have two lanes of sliding at the new Tube Park but nordic and alpine operations are still waiting on more snow.. “We will open up our Nordic Centre and alpine operations as soon as snow conditions permit,” says Sharpe.. Mount Washington will continue to run their food and beverage and retail operations with new hours beginning January 6, 2014.. To check out the webcams and for all mountain information including the latest hours of operation, visit mountwashington.. ca.. Mount Washington Alpine Resort is located 30 minutes above The Comox Valley on Vancouver Island.. WestJet, Central Mountain Air, and Pacific Coastal Airlines service the Comox Valley Airport (YQQ) or fly right into Comox Harbour via Harbour Air.. To find out about accommodation and package information, call Mount Washington Alpine Resort at 1-877-845-4499 toll free.. Surf to.. for additional information including our live webcams..

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  • Title: BC Government News Release
    Descriptive info: BC Government News Release.. Explore B.. this year with a 'staycation'.. December 18, 2013 - Victoria, BC.. - By exploring what B.. has to offer - even close to home - British Columbians can contribute to job creation, the development of local businesses and support the tourism industry in B.. In a series of videos, Shirley Bond, Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Responsible for Labour, is highlighting some of the exceptional tourist experiences British Columbians can find in their own communities and also throughout the province.. While the campaign is kicking off in the Christmas season, it will continue throughout next year to highlight the many year-round experiences B.. has to offer.. In the latest video, Bond showcases the Fairmont Empress Hotel's Festival of Trees as a great family activity for a staycation.. The Vancouver Christmas Market is also featured as a vibrant venue and a way to support small businesses, with many offering crafts and products for sale at the market.. Minister of State for Tourism and Small Business Naomi Yamamoto will also take part in the campaign with an upcoming video highlighting B.. 's ski hills as a fun-filled staycation idea and a way to grow the tourism sector.. Tourism is an important economic driver in British Columbia and is  ...   explore my own community with my family - and I hope you'll take the opportunity to celebrate what B.. has to offer as well.. ".. Naomi Yamamoto, Minister of State for Tourism and Small Business -.. "One of my favourite ways to spend my free time is to go snowshoeing on the North Shore Mountains.. Tourism is an important economic driver in our province - and ski resorts are a key player.. Why not explore your local ski hill this year? By taking a staycation, we can support vital businesses in our communities and also grow our economy right across B.. Marsha Walden, CEO, Destination BC -.. "British Columbia has an abundance of diverse landscapes, exciting attractions and entertaining activities; this winter is the perfect time for a B.. staycation.. At Destination BC it's our job to market British Columbia to the world but we also encourage British Columbians to explore the natural beauty and cultural richness right here in our own backyard.. Learn More:.. To view Minister Bond's staycation videos featuring the Vancouver Christmas Market and the Fairmont Empress' Festival of Trees, please visit:.. http://www.. newsroom.. gov.. bc.. ca/2013/12/explore-bc-with-a-staycation.. To find out about activities and destinations throughout the province, please visit:.. hellobc.. Media Relations.. Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Responsible for Labour.. 250 387-2799..

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  • Title: CWSAA News Release
    Descriptive info: CWSAA News Release.. CWSAA announces 2014 BC Family Day Ski Promotion.. December 18, 2013 - Kelowna, BC.. – David Lynn, President CEO, CWSAA, is pleased to announce details of the BC Family Day Ski Promotion for 2014.. Background.. On May 28, 2012 B.. Premier Christy Clark announced that the first BC Family Day would take place on Monday, February 11, 2013.. This established the second Monday in February as a unique day for British Columbians to enjoy Family Day.. It also created significant opportunities for the BC Ski and Tourism Industries, by avoiding an overlap with similar holidays in other jurisdictions, on which many BC ski resorts are typically operating at capacity.. Accordingly, the BC ski industry promoted the first BC Family Day through various marketing efforts, including a promotion featuring 50% off lift tickets for BC residents on the first BC Family Day (February 11, 2013).. In light of the success of this promotion, CWSAA is leading a similar promotion for the second BC Family Day, taking place on February 10, 2014.. CWSAA 2014 BC Family Day Ski Promotion.. BC residents will receive 50% off all lift tickets that are valid for use on Monday, February 10, 2014.. This discount will be based on the regular ‘ticket window’ price in effect for the 2013-14 season, and will not be combinable with other offers / discount.. Participating ski resorts may require proof of BC Residency (e.. g.. government-issued photo ID).. All  ...   Resort.. Kimberley Alpine Resort.. Manning Park Resort.. Mount Cain.. Mount Washington Alpine Resort.. Panorama Mountain Village.. Phoenix Mountain.. Red Mountain.. Revelstoke Mountain Resort.. Shames Mountain.. Silver Star Mountain Resort.. Sun Peaks Resort.. Troll Resort.. Whistler Blackcomb.. Whistler Olympic Park.. Whitewater Ski Resort.. Quotes.. Shirley Bond, Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour:.. “What better way to celebrate B.. Family Day 2014 than to have a staycation and explore the amazing ski slopes that B.. Tourism is an important economic driver in our province – and ski resorts play a key role.. By taking part in some of the options being offered during the BC Family Day Ski Promotion, we can keep tourism dollars right here in B.. , support vital businesses in our communities and also help create jobs.. That is a staycation idea you can feel great about!”.. David Lynn, President CEO, Canada West Ski Areas Association:.. “BC ski resorts offer an outstanding variety of winter recreation experiences.. We are very pleased to be able to celebrate the second BC Family Day by providing BC families with the opportunity to ski or board at a BC ski resort at half the regular price.. We hope that British Columbians take advantage of this fun and healthy way to enjoy BC Family Day.. ”.. For additional information, please contact:.. David Lynn.. President CEO.. Canada West Ski Areas Association.. E-mail:.. Phone: 778-484-5535.. Dawn Sleiman.. Executive Assistant.. Phone: 778-484-5535..

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  • Title: Asessippi News Release
    Descriptive info: Asessippi News Release.. Asessippi welcomes the snow.. December 17, 2013 - Inglis, Manitoba.. - Asessippi Ski Area Resort slides into their 15th season of snow filled fun.. The ski season opened on Friday with 13 of 26 runs ready, more are expected to be open this weekend!.. “Opening is such a great time for us, staff, cottage owners and guests all coming back to start enjoying the winter season,” said Roz Pulo director of marketing.. There are approximately 200 residents now living, either part or full time, at the Cottage Cove development, which boosted estimated visitor numbers up to 1100 over the weekend.. These numbers did not include the wedding guests at the Saturday wedding.. “We had a lot of excitement here over the weekend,” continued Pulo.. The tweets began at 8:00 am; people waiting for the resort to open and sending in photos for a place on the 9:00 am first chair..  ...   down.. The Robin's Run terrain park is looking great with three new rails; a donkey tail, turbo tube and down-flat turbo tube, plus a log bonk.. The first wedding of the new season also took place at Asessippi on Saturday.. Asessippi has been catering to weddings for just over a year and offers a unique setting for couples wanting to create a memorable occasion.. The resort also increased their number of runs by one this season, going from 25 to 26.. The new run is located between Easy Street and Crusin’, just below The Plunge.. The name for the run is not yet official but it has lots of snow and is open.. Asessippi Ski Area Resort is located just west of Inglis, near the Manitoba/Saskatchewan border.. For additional information please contact:.. Roz Pulo, director of marketing.. Asessippi Ski Area Resort.. Phone 204-488-0312.. Cell 204-773-0240.. Email This email address is being protected from spambots..

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