Ski Area Safety Board

The Michigan Ski Area Safety Board was created under Public Act 199 of 1962, as amended to license and regulate ski areas and ski lifts in Michigan. The Ski Area Safety Act defines ski area as an area used for skiing and served by one or more lifts. Ski lifts are defined as a device for transporting persons uphill on skis, or in cars on tracks, or suspended in the air by use of cables, belts, or ropes, and usually supported by trestles or towers with one or more spans.
The Board works with the Department to oversee the operation of ski areas, surface and chair lifts, and rope tows.
The Board consists of 7 members: 3 ski area managers (1 from Upper Peninsula, 2 from Lower Peninsula), 1 member of the central US Ski Association, 1 engineer with skiing experience, 1 person with skiing experience from the Upper Peninsula representing the general public, and 1 person with skiing experience from the Lower Peninsula representing the general public. Each member serves 4 year terms.
Contact Information

Michael Beamish, Manager
State of Michigan
Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing
Licensing Division
PO Box 30018
Lansing, MI 48909
Tel.  517-241-6806
Fax. 517-373-2162
David Kubiske, Ida
Term expires 6/8/18
Public Member from the Lower Peninsula w/ski experience
James Grundstrom, Negaunee
Public Member from the Upper Peninsula w/ ski experience
Term expires 6/8/18
Steve Robinson, Birmingham
Term expires 6/8/19
Professional Engineer w/ski experience
Nick Sirdenis, Houghton
Term expires 6/8/20
Upper Peninsula Ski Area Managers
Charles Gano, Petoskey
Term expires 6/8/20
Central US Ski Association
Timothy Meyer, Cadillac
Term expires 6/8/21
Lower Peninsula Ski Area Managers
Jim Bartlett, Harbor Springs
Term expires 6/8/21
Lower Peninsula Ski Area Managers