Jan 13, 2022

Sugarloaf Snowmaking Team Featured in HKD "I AM A Snowmaker" Contest

CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine– Voting is now open for the seventh annual “I AM A Snowmaker” contest.

Since its creation in 2014, the “I AM A Snowmaker” contest from Ski Area Management (SAM) Magazine with sponsor HKD Snowmakers has highlighted the camaraderie, determination, and hard work of snowmakers; “I AM” has since evolved into a compelling and popular platform for resorts to acknowledge the expertise, grit, and passion of their snowmaking teams.

Resorts across North America were invited to share how their snowmaking crew combines art and science with passion and purpose to deliver an unforgettable experience for skiers and riders. This season, the “I AM A Snowmaker” contest is celebrating the snowmaking teams of seven finalist resorts with videos highlighting the strengths of each crew. In addition to Sugarloaf, featured mountains include Boler Mountain (Ontario), Camelback (PA), Crystal Mountain (MI), Mountain High (CA), Sugarbush, (VT), Vail Mountain (CO).

Sugarloaf snowmakers

The videos will be voted on by industry peers and fans of snowmaking, and the winner will walk away with the “I AM A Snowmaker,” plus a sweet prize.

This will be the second time Sugarloaf's snowmaking department has submitted a video to the “I AM” contest.

“It's always an honor to have our crew recognized in this fashion,” said Sugarloaf VP of Mountain Operations Rich Wilkinson. "Our snowmaking team is a dedicated, hardworking team and it's rewarding to see them recognized as some of the best in the industry."

Voting is open now through Friday, January 21, at midnight EST, at which time the video with the most votes will be selected. Voters can vote as often as once a day.

About HKD Snowmakers

HKD makes snowmaking simple, effective, and efficient. We love the outdoors, and champion the success of our mountain partners with affordable and dependable snow. HKD continues to explore new ways to bring technological magic to other industries: “We measure ourselves based on the success of our customers, the happiness of our team, and the sustainability of our business practices.

About Ski Area Management (SAM) Magazine

Ski Area Management (SAM) Magazine is the professional trade publication for the mountain resort market. Now in its 56th year under the same ownership and editorship, Ski Area Management is an industry institution—a forceful, respected presence and an influential voice. The editorial authority and credibility of SAM creates a unique and powerful climate for any advertiser wishing to reach and sell the ski resort industry. “I saw it in SAM,” is always heard about products promoted on its advertising pages.

Media Contact

Ethan Austin, Marketing Director