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Below is the Table of Contents from the current issue of SAM (Ski Area Management) magazine. We have selected a few articles that you can read in their entirety online.

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March 2015

  • SIA 2015: Editor's Picks — ONLINE EXCLUSIVE
    SAM's editors scoured the trade show exhibits to find new products aimed at both employees and guests.
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  • Grooming Vehicles 2015
    As the dawn of the Tier 4 Final age arrives, suppliers are developing a new generation of grooming machines.

  • Vermont's Great Snow Gun Round-Up
    In the name of energy conservation, Efficiency Vermont accelerated resorts' move toward low-e guns with a massive subsidy program.
    READ MORE

  • The eCommerce "Wait" Problem
    Resorts and software developers are locked in a dangerous stalemate, each expecting the other to adapt to its ways.
    READ MORE

  • A Perfect Match
    Resorts have exactly the characteristics marrying couples seek.

  • Code Read?
    Your Responsibility Code has been the cornerstone of on-hill etiquette and safety, but delivering the message is evolving due to societal and technical changes.

  • The History of Cats: Part II
    A look at the recent past and how Prinoth and PistenBully became the dominant players in the market.
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  • Publisher's Memo
    And the Winners Are...

  • On the Road
    NSAA East Killington, VT, January 2015... The Assembly Denver, CO, January 2015... SIA Snow Show Denver, CO, January 2015... NSAA West Snowbird, UT, February 2015

  • Industry Reports
    APR BUYS WINTERGREEN... INTRAWEST Q2 RESULTS IMPROVE... PEOPLE... SUPPLIER NEWS... OBITUARIES
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  • Budgeting for Success
    Department heads can get the funds they need if they make the business case for their requests.

  • Orphan Ski Lifts
    Though a lift's manufacturer may no longer be in business, the lift still requires maintenance and support. Where do you find it?

  • Personal Protective Equipment
    PPE is the last line of defense against employee injuries, and an important one.

  • Mountain Spy
    In this month’s Mountain Spy, we tackle what is becoming a persistent trend at resorts—entitled customers.
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  • Idea Files
    Security lines on gantries, de-icing conveyor belts, and two-way mirrors are the latest great ideas from resorts.

  • Blue Pages
    THE BIG VIEW FROM THE ASSEMBLY... HISTORY IN THE MAKING... DRONING ON AND ON... DAVID INGEMIE: END OF AN ERA...