March 2013

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  • And the Numbers Are...
    SAM's annual look at the industry's Economic Analysis.
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  • Women Going Downhill
    Move over, boys. Women-only programs at downhill bike parks are taking off.

  • Unlikely Power
    Aspen has long been at the forefront of environmental initiatives and its latest venture, involving methane, is impressive.

  • One for the Books
    Vail celebrates its 50th birthday with a brand-new gondola that is ground-breaking in many ways.

  • SIA Snow Show 2013
    Check out the editor's picks from this year's crop of new products.
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  • Capital Suggestions
    Mountain resorts are getting creative when it comes to financing.

  • Groomer Face-Off
    SAM's annual look at what's new in the grooming field is a little different this year, as we let manufacturers and readers take the lead.

  • Idea Files
    A bridge for deer, paper tower holders, and groomer show-and-tell are the latest and greatest ideas from resorts.

  • On the Road
    NSAA East A&West, January and February 2013... SIA Snow Show, January 2013... Seven Springs, PA, February 2013... ACCT Conference, February 2013

  • Speak Out :: This is One Problem
    A SAM editorial on snowboarding's "decline."
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  • Speak Out :: Standing Up for Skiing
    Roger Marolt on saving skiing.
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  • Industry Reports
    WATER FIGHT WON... BRIAN HEAD SOLD... ESPN LOOKS AT POTENTIAL NEW VENUE FOR X GAMES... SUNBURST SOLD... JUNE OPENS BACKCOUNTRY... OBITUARIES... PEOPLE... SUPPLIER PEOPLE

  • Maintaining Mid-Season Momentum
    Resorts are taking a variety of steps to avoid late-season burnout.

  • When It's Time to Change, You've Got to Rearrange
    Year-round operations pose opportunities and challenges for employers and employees.

  • Mountain Spy
    In this Mountain Spy, Liz Eren put on her Mom hat again and called around to see how she should prepare her son for a community ski program. Responses were lukewarm, but we did have a tie for the winner—they had small deductions for no website mentions.
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  • Blue Pages
    HIGH TECH PARKING LOT TICKET SCALPING... ENOUGH WITH THE REPORT CARDS ALREADY... GETTING A CHARGE AT MOUNTAIN RESORTS... TRAINING TERRAIN-BASED TEACHERS... BEAR MOUNTAIN ENDURES TRYING MONTH... ENTERPRISES TO GO WHERE NO ONE HAS BEFORE