Editorial Calendar

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JANUARY 2014

  • Annual Lift Survey
    • Start of Lift Maintenance Series
  • Special Rental Section
    • Rental Gear State of the Art
    • Rental Software
  • Summer Section:
    • Mud Runs and Other Alternative Events
    • Packaging: Summer Ops Pricing
  • Guest Satisfaction: What Consumers Think of Us
  • New-Style Night Lights: Steamboat Case Study
  • Lost Art: Pitching Media On Stories
  • Pass Price Wars: Does Everybody Win?
  • The New Face of Photography
  • Signage

MARCH 2014

  • Annual Groomer Report
  • Reinventing the Winter Resort: Two Approaches
  • Rental Profile: Ultimate Service
  • Budgeting: The ABCs of Financial Spreadsheets
  • What Women Want: Keeping the Family Planners Happy
  • Snowmaking: Economics of Cooling Towers and Pump Upgrades
  • NSAA Economic Analysis
  • Maintenance Shops: State of the Art
  • Transitioning Staff Between Seasons
  • Terrain-Based Learning: State of the Art

MAY 2014

  • Marketing Issue
    • Best/Worst Marketing
    • Best Learn-To Programs/Speeding The Learning Process
    • Marketing Partners: Local, State Tourism Boards, Retail Shops
    • Group Sales Ideas That Work
    • Working with Bloggers
  • Resort Racing/Competition Programs—Are They Still Viable?
  • Climate Change and The Mountains—The Latest Science
  • Snowmaking: State-of-the-Art Technology and Efficiency
  • Justifying New Lifts (And More) to Your Banker
  • Electronic Payment Technology and Trends
  • Succession Planning for Family Businesses
  • F&B: Fast and Slow
  • OSHA: What You Need to Know


JULY 2014

  • 10 Under 30
  • Resort Management Programs at Colleges
  • NSP: Grand Tradition, Or Idea Past Its Time?
  • Maintenance: Dealing with Aging Machinery
  • Mobile Marketing
  • Salary Survey
  • Summer Lift Evacuations
  • Weather Safety
  • Alternate Pricing Models
  • Rental Operations: Maintaining the Fleet

SEPTEMBER 2014

  • Special Section: Staffing and Training
    • Hiring/Finding the Right People
    • Guest Services: Best Practices
    • Online Lift Training
    • H2B, J1 Visa Programs
  • Grooming: Most Important Policies and Procedures
  • Snowmaking: Upgrading Pipe
  • Around the World: State of the Ski Resort Biz in China
  • Conveyor Maintenance
  • Programming: Destination vs. Day Trips, Summer and Winter
  • Winterizing Your Summer Ops Activities


NOVEMBER 2014

  • Terrain Park Section
    • Terrain Park State of the Art
    • Terrain Park Events
  • Downhill Bike Parks
  • Employee Safety Trends and Ideas/Training Ideas
  • Guest Safety: The Changing Scope of Patrol Operations
  • Single Stream/Zero-Sort Recycling
  • The Future of Snowboarding
  • Crisis Communications
  • Staff Recognition Programs
  • Rental: Fitting Boots Accurately


JANUARY 2015

  • Annual Lift Survey
  • F&B: How Resorts Compare to the Real World
  • New Technology in Ticketing (and/or F&B)
  • Summer Section
    • Aerial Adventure Profile
    • Summer Vision: Vail's Epic Adventure Plan
  • History and Evolution of Cats
  • Dealing with Mid-Season Burnout