AI is Closer than You Think

I am a strong believer that data is needed to make good decisions and the more data the better. I qualify that there is still the need for a review of the data and exploration of all the possibilities. Data is something that is needed to migrate from preventive lift maintenance to predictive maintenance. I […]

My Takeaway from the RMLA session – The Future of Lift Maintenance

I was honored and appreciative to have the opportunity to facilitate a discussion with a room full of ski lift personnel to discuss the Future of Lift Maintenance. The discussion was not a technical one on lift design or operation but rather on having qualified and sufficient numbers of lift personnel to maintain ski lifts […]

Can Our Lift Infrastructure be Maintained? Part 2

Last month I shared how I came about asking the question in the title above.  I made the analogy to a three-legged stool and addressed one leg of the stool, engagement, and inclusion.  In closing last month’s piece, I said I would address the other two legs in the future. If you recall the two […]

Can Our Lift Infrastructure be Maintained?

  A scary question. Right? But I imagine many front-line lift maintenance managers and directors are asking that question in the back of their minds. I have spoken with two lift maintenance managers in the last week at prominent mountains that are understaffed and say if they lost one more person, they don’t know how […]