January 2013

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  • Lift Construction 2012—A Big Surprise
    Uphill transportation at ski areas dodged a big bullet.

  • A Critical Look at the Climate Challenge
    Winter resorts have upped their accountability in the climate change arena. Is it enough?
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  • Water Games
    As summer business continues to grow, here's a look at affordable water play options.

  • Slopestyle at Sochi
    Will the Olympics change the face of slopestyle competitions?

  • Was Last Year Really So Bad?
    Overcoming an off season is not so bad if you account for it in the first place.

  • IAPPA Expo 2012
    There's a world of year-round recreation options for mountain resorts.

  • Construction Site
    Snowmaking was the name of the game this summer.

  • Idea Files
    Pre-poured concrete, customer services ideas, and the 2012 Idea File winner are the latest and greatest ideas from resorts.

  • Speak Out :: Media and Climate Change
    When it comes to climate change, the media has not been helpful. Publisher Jennifer Rowan calls for mountain resorts to respond.
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  • On the Road
    BEWI Luncheon, November 2012... IAPPA, November 2012... Burton HQ, November 2012... Okemo, VT, December 2012

  • Industry Reports
    WISP SOLD... PEAK BUYS ANOTHER AREA... KSL BUYS 24% OF WHISTLER... UTAH PLANS OLYMPIC BID... POWDER MTN. SOLD... OBITUARIES... PEOPLE... SUPPLIER NEWS

  • Skiers, Riders Are Optimists
    A little early-season snow is all it takes to tap the pent-up demand from last winter.

  • Under Pressure
    Special care is needed when dealing with hydraulic hoses on grooming vehicles.

  • Mountain Spy
    With the industry focus squarely on families, in this Mountain Spy, Liz Eren played Mom (we mean, decision-maker) and called around to see what this potential family trip had for her. As always, you just can’t put a price on good customer service, no matter how many options you’ve got.
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  • Injury News: No Trend is a Good Trend
    Injury rates for skiers and riders continue a slow decline, and some anticipated spikes have failed to materialize.

  • Purchase Power
    The purchasing department can be a great ally in the effort to go green, but only if it’s given direction and support for the effort.

  • Eco Tip :: BETALED LIGHTS


  • Blue Pages
    VAIL SHAKES UP THE RESORT BUSINESS AGAIN... GIVE NEW RIDERS A BRAKE... LEAVING WHISTLER, INTRAWEST HAS NEW LIFE... WELCH GOES DIRECTLY TO PARALLEL... MOMS, TRAVEL, AND FOOD... WE’RE FROM ORDA AND WE’RE HERE TO HELP... SHORTSWINGS