The Mountain

Insider intel on how ski areas happen. By and for ski area employees in the Northwest.

The Mountain talks staff mental health with Matt Troskey, VP of People and Learning @Mt. Hood Meadows. 

Why Deaths by Suicide Are So High in Ski and Snowboard Towns (

Seattle was the saddest metro area in the nation last month, survey shows | The Seattle Times

For Some, Suicide May Be The Price Of Living In A Ski Town Paradise | Colorado Public Radio (

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Covid Pod Survival

PNW ski industry adjusts to covid-19.  Mt. Baker CEO, Gwyn Howat.  Wear your mask. 

The Ground Up Series tells the stories of how each ski area in the northwest came to be. This episode walks through The Washington State Ski and Snowboard Museum with John Sutherland. The WSSSM will serve as a knowledge resource for the Ground Up Series of the pod. Also, what day of the week is it? 

Divisions of Labor

Mountain Operations. Company Structures. Career path conversations with Mountain Ops Leaders; Scott Bowen, Crystal Mountain Resort and Jake Smith, Hoodoo.  Chair lift talks at Mt. Baker. 

A peek at how pre-season happens, requires traveling back in time.  Job Fairs.  Snowvana 2019.  Ramping up for 2020. Chats with Timberline Lodge. Mt. Hood Meadows, Mt. Bachelor, Schweitzer Mountain Resort, Silver Mountain Resort, Hoodoo.  

Insider intel on how ski areas happen. By and for ski area employees in the Northwest. Interview with Annie Fast of Ski Oregon, former editor of Transworld Snowboarding Magazine. Chair Lift thoughts inspired by Goggy Foggles. Lift Ops. Ski Patrol. Lift Maintenance.  Grooming. Rentals. Retail. Ski and Ride School. Food and Beverage. Hospitality.  Parking lots.  Accounting.  Human Resources.  Marketing.  The list goes on.  

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