Six Resorts Chosen For Inaugural Rise Up Challenge

A good lift mechanic is hard to find. Leitner-Poma of America wants to help the industry rise up to the challenge of supporting the next generation of lift mechanics.
Up-and-comer in lift departments across North America have been nominated to exemplify a passion for a career in lift maintenance and six crews have been chosen to compete in the inaugural Rise Up Challange.

Congratulations to the lift maintenance up-and-comers and teams chosen to create a video for the 2021 Rise Up Challenge: Craigleith Ski Club, Ont.; Hunter Mountain, N.Y.; Jack Frost, Penn.; Purgatory, Colo.; Snowbasin, Utah; and Taos, N.M. The teams are competing for an education grant valued at $3,500.

SAM will share the contestant videos and open voting in July 2021, and one winner will walk away with an education grants valued at $3,500, courtesy fo challenge sponsor: Leitner-Poma of America.


“At Leitner-Poma, we know a resort’s lift infrastructure is truly the lifeblood and foundation for all operations, and we want to recognize the talent and potential of lift maintenance crews around the continent,” said LPOA president Daren Cole. “Partnering with SAM to help foster and develop the absolute best technicians possible is a no-brainer. This type of program and celebration of their work is long overdue.”

“We can’t wait to see the inspiring videos these teams deliver and look forward to sharing them with our community of industry professionals,” said SAM publisher Olivia Rowan. “We’re proud to be working with Leitner-Poma to give lift maintenance crews a platform to share their passion and to support their education.”


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