Current Issue

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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November 2015

  • A Hospitable Climate?
    As scientific evidence accumulates about the changing climate, winter resorts face many questions.

  • Go Green, Save Green
    A commitment to the environment can pay off in myriad ways.

  • Hot Prospects
    Summer operations hold the promise of high margins and profits, but achieving them takes a concerted effort.

  • Everybody's an Expert!
    At something, that is. How can you turn that expertise into a superlative guest service culture that takes hold across all departments?

  • What's in Your Park?
    SAM's 11th annual terrain park contest showcases the creativity and passion that keeps guests excited and coming back for more.
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  • Thinking Small
    As small resorts confront changing demographics and an evolving industry, they face a collection of unique challenges.
    READ MORE

  • Construction Site
    Resorts across the U.S. have been upgrading lifts and other facilities as part of their efforts to improve the guest experience.

  • On the Road
    SKINY - PSAA Expo Lake Placid, NY, September 21-23... MSAA Summer Meetings Alpine Valley, WI, August 16-19... NE Summit Attitash, NH, September 15-17... Snow Park Technologies Annual Retreat, Reno, NV, October 6-8

  • SPEAK OUT :: MINIMUM WAGE WAR
    Coming to terms with the rising "minimum" wage.
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  • Industry Reports
    NEW OWNERS AT BUCK HILL, SNOW RIDGE... ONE FOR THE RECORD BOOK... PEOPLE... SUPPLIER NEWS... OBITUARIES

  • Passing the Test
    As season pass options continue to expand, purchases do, too.

  • Control Hazardous Energy
    Lockout/tagout saves lives, and is required by OSHA.

  • Give Beginners Every Possible Edge
    The search for the perfect beginner experience is a never-ending quest.

  • Mountain Spy
    In this month’s Mountain Spy, we address a growing dietary trend—gluten-free. Though a seemingly simple question, the responses vary tremendously. In the end, as always, a personable employee is always the best solution.
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  • Idea Files
    Simple solutions for glove drying, guest control, and on-hill marketing.

  • Blue Pages
    HOW MUCH MEDICAL EXPERTISE IS ENOUGH?... DO OR DIE (HARD) FOR SOLDIER MOUNTAIN... BRINGING THE MOUNTAIN TO THE PEOPLE... JANIE’S GOT A BUN... REMEMBERING LEONARD... STOP THE DRONES!