Speak Out & Issues
Submitted on 11/12/2013 - 3:10pm
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.”
Submitted on 11/06/2013 - 2:18pm
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."
Submitted on 10/29/2013 - 2:41pm
October 28, 3013 -- Gregg Blanchard
Submitted on 10/28/2013 - 12:40pm
October 28, 2013 -- Gregg Blanchard
It’s been a while since I talked about print ads. A long while, but I do have an excuse.
Ready? I didn’t see any.
Well, I saw some, but they were few and far between or hyper-local and not representative of resorts as a whole. So I waited...until last week when the Freeskier resort guide came with not one, not two, but ELEVEN resort print ads. Hallelujah.
Submitted on 10/22/2013 - 10:40am
October 8, 2013 -- Gregg Blanchard
When I was a kid, I used to silently worry about weird stuff. Like, somehow, I had mixed up the day of the backpacking trip and I was going to show up at my scout leader’s doorstep a day early loaded to the gills with gear. Or that I had mixed up the time of a birthday party and I’d be three hours early.
Submitted on 10/17/2013 - 2:37pm
Ray WellerBreckenridge, CO
Snowmaker since 1992
SAM: FAVORITE TEMPERATURE?Ray: 10° F wet bulb, clear and calm. The system is at full capacity and production is out of this world.
Submitted on 10/17/2013 - 2:34pm
Ken MackLoon Mountain, N.H.
Snowmaker since 1999
SAM: Favorite temperature?
Ken: 10° F wet bulb
Submitted on 10/15/2013 - 11:22am
Submitted on 04/19/2013 - 5:22pm
This year's Mountain Travel Symposium focused on expanding the winter sports market. And the two-day Forum was full of great takeaways for a brighter future. There is a sea of change coming in our guests: are you prepared to be out in front? Are you communicating with guests and potential guests with the right tools?
Submitted on 02/14/2013 - 4:20pmThe death of Alpine Meadows patroller Bill Foster shook the Lake Tahoe community in a very big way. Foster was a 30-year veteran, a mentor and a friend to everyone he ever worked with in the industry. During routine avalanche control work on December 24, 2012, Foster stood in the “safe-spot” when the charge was thrown. No one expected the resulting avalanche to reach him, but it did. He had probably stood in that exact spot hundreds of times before.