March 2007

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March 2007

  • Grooming Vehicles 2007
    Both Prinoth and PistenBully introduce new machines and a third manufacturer is poised to it the market.

  • The Next Steps
    With global warming looming large, what can ski resorts do to stem the tide beyond the traditional conservation programs?

  • Moms Wanna Rock, Too
    If you think that terrain parks are only for the kids, think again. Young mothers are showing an interest, but they need somewhere to play.

  • Looking for Signs
    Mountain resorts by their very nature are large spaces. Getting people to move around in them is a challenge, and that's where good signage comes in.

  • 2007 SIA Show: Top 25 Products and Trends
    Want to know what will be hot on the slopes next season? We cruised the SIA Show in Las Vegas to find out.

  • The Rental Shop of the Future
    A picture tour of some of the best rental shops in the world.

  • The Top Recruits
    SAM kicked off its first annual Recruit of the Year contest and here is a look at some of the impressive winners.

  • SAM Idea Files
    Conveyor covers, a glacier and recycled menus are some of the great ideas from creative ski resorts.

  • Speak-Out
    The Death of the Locals' Bar - by Tom Winter. Hats Off to the USST. Convergence by Conservation - by Rick Kahl.

  • SAM on the Road
    Faces and places.

  • Industry Reports
    Intrawest Buys Steamboat... Haystack Put on Ice... Brighton Sold... Revelstok on the Rise... PSIA/AASI and NSP Split... Ski, Skiing and TWS Sold to Swedish Group... People... Supplier News...

  • Saved Before the Tax Bell Tolled
    A last-minute tax bill extended key tax breaks, but they are not reflected in the 2006 IRS publications. What can you do?

  • Gaining Efficiency
    Pats Peak added software controls to its snowmaking pumps, boosting efficiency and increasing reliability, for relatively little cost.

  • Weather Trumps All
    One thing's for sure about this winter: there's nothing normal about it anywhere.

  • Mountain Spy
    SAM goes undercover.