Speak Out & Issues

Mountain Travel Symposium Explores the Future of Destinations

Photo credit: katie girtman

The Immaculate Deception: Early Season Snowmaking 2013

by Yaroslav Stanchak, Mountain View Technologies
Early season snowmaking in New England is always a tricky proposition thanks to finicky weather. See how this year's numbers stack up against last year's.

Tim Whorl - Ski Roundtop, PA

Tim Whorl

Roundtop, PA
Snowmaker since 1987

Jason Seal - Massanutten Resort, VA

jason Seal

Massanutten, VA
Snowmaker since 2003 

Homewood Mountain Resort’s Master Plan. How’s that working out?

Posted on February 6, 2014 on blog.sfgate.com by Jules Older

Late last week, this email came in:

Corey Peterson - Steamboat, CO


Steamboat, CO
Snowmaker since 2005

Senath (Sam) Morrill - Sugarloaf, Maine


Sugarloaf, Maine
Snowmaking Since 2009

What if We Aren’t Charging Enough for Lift Tickets and Skiing?

September 11, 2013 - Gregg Blanchard

Ask a skier what’s wrong with skiing and they’ll tell you, in a resounding chorus, “it costs too darn much!” What’s the solution? “Lower ticket prices,” they say, “make it more affordable.”

If I Were Your Resort, I’d Stop Generating Traffic for YouTube and Vimeo

November 6, 2013 -- Gregg Blanchard

There have been a few times recently where I've honestly had to keep from smirking when discussing Twitter.

Each time a common insight has come up from social media marketers who complain, in one form or another, that:

"I just don't get a lot of traffic from Twitter. It's great for other things, but it doesn't generate many site visitors."

Whistler, Aspen, and Keystone’s Freeskier Print Ads Come Under the Microscope

October 28, 3013 -- Gregg Blanchard