Faces and Places

NSAA’s National Convention and Tradeshow in San Francisco at the Hilton San Francisco May 2-6 drew the usual crowd. But there was a greater sense of urgency than usual, as the prolonged drought...
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Approximately 23,000 winter resort professionals descended on Messe Innsbruck, Austria, April 15-17 for the annual Interalpin trade show. Attendees came from nearly 80 countries, from major markets...
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On Feb. 10-12, more than 400 ski area attendees representing 87 areas gathered at Snowbird, Utah, where 105 exhibitors filled the show floor. Attendees had a variety of educational sessions to choose...
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From September 22-24, 2014, Hunter Mountain, N.Y., hosted the annual SANY/PSAA meeting. It was a record-breaker in many regards. Overall, there were over 400 attendees, 237 of whom came from 52 ski...
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From September 16-18, 2014, over 250 people from 65 resorts gathered at Attitash, N.H., for three days of shopping, networking and learning at the New England Summit. There were 72 exhibitors in the...
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With interest in summer business continuing to grow, it’s no surprise that this year’s Summer Ops Camp, held at Vail, Colo., Sept. 3-5, drew a record attendance of 150 from both resorts...
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From August 3-6, over 290 ski area attendees representing 55 ski areas gathered at Boyne Mountain in Michigan for three days of shopping, networking and learning. Over 76 companies displayed their...
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Cutter's Camp at Timberline, Mt. Hood, wrapped up last week, May 12-16, and celebrated its 12th year for this gathering. The shorter eastern Cutter's Camp took place last month, April 4-6,...
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On a glorious evening in Las Vegas, Nev., on May 18, Leitner-Poma hosted an event to celebrate its installation of the world's tallest observation wheel, the High Roller. Attendees included...
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The annual Rocky Mountain Lift Association (RMLA) conference May 5-8 in Grand Junction, Colo., expanded the usual safety and risk-management themes to year-round activities—a trend that has...
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The annual NSAA Convention, held in Savannah, Ga., April 29-May 2, drew an enthusiastic crowd. The convention provided an upbeat conclusion to a season that started slowly but rebounded strongly....
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For the past decade, the mountain resort industry has circled around the trial and conversion quandary: How do we get more than 15 percent of those who try our sports to stick with them? The first...
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From January 21-23, almost 800 people gathered at Steamboat, Colorado, for the National Ski Areas Association Western Conference and Trade Show. With 84 ski areas on hand, the 147 exhibiting...
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In its fourth year, the SAM Summer Ops Camp drew over 150 operators and vendors together at Attitash Resort, N.H., from September 15-18 to discuss the many money-making opportunities to be had...
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The 2013 New England Summit Sept. 17-19 at Attitash, N.H., drew 425 attendees, including more than 275 ski area staff from 51 areas. There were also eight industry organizations represented, and 150...
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From September 11 to 13, 2013, 326 attendees from 66 supplier companies and 36 ski resorts gathered at beautiful Holiday Valley for a few days of networking and shopping during the Ski Areas of NY (...
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From August 4-7, 401attendees representing 54 ski areas and 71 suppliers, convened at Alpine Valley Resort, Wisc., for three days of networking, learning, shopping, eating, and duckie races. Check...
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PistenBully parent company Kassbohrer All Terrain Vehicles (KATV) hosted a crowd of 150 resort customers, local businesses, and staff at the grand opening of its new office and warehouse facility...
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SAM Magazine--May 22, 2013--Timberline, Mt. Hood--Last week over 80 campers and panelists gathered at Timberline Lodge, Ore., for SAM Magazine's 11th annual Cutter's Camp--a hands-on...
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The annual Ski Area Vehicle Maintenance Institute in Grand Junction, Colo., May 13-16 drew nearly 300 attendees. In addition to several workshops dedicated to Prinoth and PistenBully equipment, there...
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From April 30 to May 3, 2013, the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) held its annual trade show and convention in Palm Springs, Calif. The mood was upbeat, especially given the 11-percent increase...
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From April 10-13, 2013, over 20,000 gathered in Innsbruck for the Interalpin show. The mood was upbeat as everyone celebrated a great winter in Europe. Check out our photo gallery below. ...
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A few days before the epic blizzard of 2013 hit New England, the NSAA Eastern Trade Show and Conference took place at Mount Snow, Vt., from February 4-6. In all, 72 ski areas were represented by 351...
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SAM Magazine—Denver, Feb. 5, 2013—Nearly 19,000 attendees representing 80 percent of the buying power in the snowsports industry descended on the Colorado Convention Center from January...
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NSAA's western trade show and conference, held at Snowbird in Utah from January 22-24, 2013, had a total of 731 attendees who networked, shopped and enjoyed the Utah Slopes. Of the 731 total, 374...
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Bernie Weichsel, Producer of the BEWI ski and snowboard expos and the BEWI Award, received the New England Ski Museum’s Spirit of Skiing award in recognition of his influence in popularizing...
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SAM Magazine visited Wachusett Mountain in Princeton, MA on December 15 to help celebrate Wachusett's 50th anniversary. The event was in conjunction with the Eastern Ski Writers Association...
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Grab at look at SAM's photos from the IAAPA Attractions Expo 2012, where new products were on display and where future trends are emerging. Many of these trends and products play to the inherent...
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PSIA-AASI Fall Workshop Promotes Team Spirit Each October, the PSIA-AASI Demo Teams, leaders from across the organization's membership, sponsor partners, and miscellaneous media meet for pre-...
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Vail Village Gondola on Schedule for Nov. 16 Opening Vail is replacing the venerable Vista Bahn Express with a new 10-passenger Leitner-Poma gondola that will be the first and fastest of its kind in...
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From September 25-27, 2012, Gravity Logic hosted its annual forum in Whistler, B.C. With over 30 ski area attendees, the forum was packed with great presentations covering everything from marketing...
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During September, two trade shows took place in the Northeast and here is a brief overview, plus lots of great pictures. First up was the New England Summit, held at Sunday River Ski Resort, Maine,...
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The SAM Summer Ops Camp, based at Canyons Resort in Park City, Utah Sept. 4-6, paired site visits to Park City, Canyons, and the Utah Olympic Park with a varied schedule of indoor sessions at Canyons...
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From August 5-8, 2012, 406 Midwest ski industry colleagues gathered at Boyne Highlands, Mich., for some networking, trade show shopping and to try out a few new toys. Here are some photo highlights...
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SAM Magazine—Boreal, Calif., June 11, 2012—BMX pro Nate Wessel bunny hopped his bike over the striped tape, cutting it on the way down, to kick off the grand opening of Woodward Tahoe...
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The 15th annual SAMMY Leadership Awards were presented during the 2012 NSAA National Trade Show in San Antonio, TX on May 7. Congratulations to Matt Skinner, Jody Churich and Peter Sonntag....
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Partnering with Burton Snowboards and Lucasfilm, Sierra at Tahoe this season has opened Yoda's Riglet Park, a miniature progression park for 3- to 6-year-olds. The park helps kids learn the ways...
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From February 7-8, 2012, the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) held its Eastern Trade Show and Conference at Killington, Vt. Thanks to great snowmaking, Killington provided some great runs for...
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The 2012 SIA Snow Show, which was held January 26-29 at the Denver Convention Center, showcased more than 900 brands. Over 19,000 attendees—an increase of nearly 1,000 from the previous year,...
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From January 17-19, ski areas and suppliers alike descended on Squaw Valley, Calif., for the NSAA Western Conference and Trade Show. Understandably, the number of attendees was off by about 150 over...
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