Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Red Mountain Resort - Press Release

This summer at Red we are working to enhance our winter product. While the bike park will not be in operation, there are a number of improvements currently underway in preparation for the 2008/09 ski season. With a deep snow base we have been able to get an early start on our brushing and pruning program and currently have a crew on mountain working to prune some of your favourite gladed areas including Powder Fields. This work will continue throughout the summer with extensive brushing to cut back alder and open up overgrown areas. Additionally, a new hiking and biking trail has been commissioned on Red Mountain this summer with an estimated completion date of late fall.

Red has also started a mechanical, structural and electrical audit of all chairlifts. This audit is being conducted by third party consultants to give a thorough assessment of all lift components and to ensure the best reliability for our guests.

Work on the new Caldera neighbourhood at the base of the mountain has also begun. Caldera will be built based on design guidelines supporting tree retention, a recreational trail network and environmental standards. For safety purposes the Caldera site will soon be closed to the public and trails will be rerouted around the construction area.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Ski Resort Operations (Georgian College)


Here is some info on the Ski Resort Program I am in at Georgian College (


The Ski Resort Operations program is designed to prepare you for an exciting career in the snow sports business, providing you with the core knowledge and skills needed to be succeed and giving you some flexibility to create a focused career path, based on your specific interests.

The academic semesters offer challenges courses that give you the knowledge and skills that you will be required to apply and refine during designated co-op semesters. These 560 hour co-ops can be at any number of snow sport resorts and businesses in Canada and abroad. We will guide you in your search to find the job that best fits your career goals. Usually, co-op placements occur during the fall/winter months.

Look through the program information below and refer to our other pages for information on careers, industry connections and the application process. Contact us if you have any further questions.


Engaging Courses
(In)credible Faculty
Paid Coop Work Experience
Excellent Employment Potential
Extensive Industry Partnerships
Comprehensive Awards Program
Ideal Location
Post Graduate Studies
Industry Certifications
Georgian College Reputation