July 2013

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  • 10 Under 30
    SAM's anticipated list of the top industry young guns.
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  • Teaching, Naturally
    Terrain-based teaching is changing the way some resorts are converting newcomers into lifelong enthusiasts.

  • What Renters Want
    From self-service boot selection to reformatted shops, see how these resorts have successfully upped their rental game.
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  • Devil on the Mountain
    Does the old sex, drugs and rock 'n roll still have selling power? Yes and no.

  • Climb Any Mountain
    A Nevada base-area community needed to get its population to the slopes and found a solution in a unique transportation system

  • Construction Site
    Guests can look forward to new places to rest and eat this coming season.

  • Idea Files
    A painted building, a stop gate, and a chair-lifting mechanism are the latest and greatest ideas from resorts.

  • On the Road
    Cutter's Camp West, May 2013... NSAA National Show, May 2013... Interalpin, April 2013... LMS, April, 2013

  • Industry Reports
    VISITS REBOUND... BONNIER GETS OUT OF WINTER SPORTS... CALIFORNIA SENATE OKAYS SAFETY BILL... RETAIL SALES REACHED $3.4 BILLION... NEW FOREST SERVICE AD POLICY RELEASED... OBITUARIES... PEOPLE... SUPPLIER NEWS

  • The Evolution of Media
    The days of simply sending out press releases are gone.
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  • ECO TIP :: Waste Less Water
    Using less water is as good for the environment as it is for your bottom line.

  • Maintenance and Safety, the N.Y. Way
    See how the state of New York is being proactive about lift safety.

  • Mountain Spy
    In this month’s Mountain Spy, we mark an unfortunate first: two epic fails. With summer operations growing in popularity, it pays to make sure the folks answering the phones are as good as your winter best. Or perhaps these were your winter best and they need some time off!
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  • Blue Pages
    VAIL GOES ALL IN AT CANYONS... GOING WILD AT LAKE LOUISE... FOREST SERVICE WINDFALL IN ASPEN... SNOW SUMMIT EXPLORES POSSIBLE SALE... CANADIEN CONS... SHORTSWINGS