The National Ski Areas Association provides education and recommendations for the safe operation of aerial ropeways and funiculars across North America. NSAA is also the Secretariat of the American National Standards Institute Accredited Committee B77 (ANSI ASC B77) to develop a system of principles, specifications, and performance objectives, which will reflect the current state of the art of passenger ropeway design, operation and maintenance, and which will be acceptable for adoption by government agencies and others.

Aerial Evacuation Resource Guide

The Aerial Evacuation Resource Guide contains the latest information and best practices for the evacuation of aerial lifts as well as summer adventure attractions. It provides guidance for planning, training, rescue methods and techniques, and equipment usage so your teams can safely lower guests and employees to the ground when needed. This educational guide outlines the information to include in your evacuation plan and provides a step-by-step process to help you develop or update your plan. If you are managing, planning, executing, or just concerned about the risks involved with aerial evacuations or rescues, this is a must have resource. The AERG is the most up to date ski industry-specific evacuation resource available.

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CMC Lift Maintenance Education Program

NSAA and Colorado Mountain College (CMC) are delivering online education for lift mechanics at NSAA member resorts across the country. This new online curriculum is being offered free of charge to help increase the lift maintenance knowledge at your ski area and supplement existing educational opportunities.

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