Current Issue

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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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July 2014

  • Talent Under 30
    SAM takes its annual look at some of the talent in the industry under 30 years of age. Our future looks to be in good hands.
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  • 2014 Salary Survey
    SAM embarked on its first-ever salary survey of the industry. The results might surprise you.
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  • When Lightning Strikes
    Lightning has always been a problem with chairlifts, but now, with ziplines, canopy tours and more, staying on top of the weather is more important than ever.

  • Get Me Down!
    With summer activities on the rise at mountain resorts, summer lift evacuations are becoming a reality—and they are much different than in winter.

  • Future Heroes
    While hosting competitive youth programs may not be the most profitable endeavor, the payoff over the long term can be big.

  • Construction Site
    Resorts around the world are adding terrain, lifts and services buildings for guests to enjoy next season.

  • Idea Files
    A terminal video monitor, alpine slide cleaning trick and decking for chairlift chairs are the latest great ideas from resorts.

  • On the Road
    NSAA NATIONAL SHOW Savannah, GA, May 2014... LEITNER-POMA OPENING Las Vegas, NV, May 2014... 2014 CUTTERS' CAMPS Mount Snow, VT and Timberline, OR... LMS Jiminy Peak, MA, April 2014... VAIL, CO June 2014

  • SPEAKOUT
    Letter to the editor and remembering Tom Jacobs.

  • INDUSTRY REPORT
    CUMMING BUYS MAJORITY STAKE IN SNOWBIRD... VISIT TOTALS... ALPINE MOUNTAIN SOLD... MAJOR EVENTS COME TO U.S.... PEOPLE... SUPPLIER NEWS

  • Right In Tune
    Rental gear can make or break a guest experience and requires year-round care.

  • Is the Price Right?
    Alternatives to traditional ticket pricing might just be inevitable.

  • Eco Tip :: Cleaning With Oxygen
    Savings all around with ozone laundry systems.

  • Mountain Spy
    In this month’s Mountain Spy, we play eager guest. As winter wound down, Mountain Spy Liz Mettler called to see about what projects resorts were working on. As usual, it’s not the question that matters, but the answer.
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  • Blue Pages
    WILL PARK CITY OPEN THIS SEASON?... FOREST SERVICE SETS SUMMER GUIDELINES... TRAIL RATING SYSTEM WON'T GO TO POT... LITTLE BROTHER MIGHT BE WATCHING... AIMING HIGH AT POWDER MOUNTAIN... RETAIL EXPERT RAISES TAKE AT SUGARBUSH