The Canadian Ski Council (CSC) has named five recipients of the 2008-2009 Canadian Ski Council Industry Recognition and Excellence Research Awards, which are presented to ski areas from each province or region of Canada that have proven to have an outstanding record of customer loyalty, excellence in customer satisfaction and a strong commitment to increasing growth in skiing and snowboarding.
Each of these traits were measured based on the results of the customer service and satisfaction questions that were included in the CSC National Consumer Profile and Satisfaction Survey. This year's provincial/regional research award recipients include: Sun Peaks Resort, British Columbia; Sunshine Village Resort, Alberta; Oshawa Ski Club, Ontario; Massif du Sud, Quebec; and Marble Mountain, Newfoundland. In addition to regional/provincial winners, an overall National Award winner was selected from the provincial/regional award winners, based on which ski area had the highest overall results. This year's National winner of the CSC Industry Recognition and Excellence Research Award is Sun Peaks Resort located in the province of British Columbia. This is the second time that Sun Peaks Resort has won the overall award. The last time that they won this award was in 2007. "On behalf of the Canadian Ski Council Board of Directors, staff and the entire ski and snowboard industry, we would like to congratulate and thank each of these award winners for their contribution, dedication and commitment to conducting research and enabling our industry to increase growth and participation in our winter sports", said Colin Chedore, President of the Canadian Ski Council.
The 2008-2009 CSC Industry Recognition and Excellence Research Awards winners will be recognized at the CSC State of the Ski and Snowboard Industry Conference that is taking place at the Hilton Whistler Resort and Spa from July 6th to 8th.