Environmental Regulation-- Its FutureIn an era of regulatory reform, the ski industry should take an active role in improving environmental regulation, both individually and through national, regional and state associations.
Ethnic MarketingNorthstar-at-Tahoe finds that targeting the dynamic Asian-American market in the San Francisco Bay area is well worth the effort.
What Do Teenagers Want?In the experience of several ski areas, the growing number of teenagers can be successfully wowed and won with tested techniques.
Future LawThere is legislative work to be done after the recent dismissal of some skier safety statutes. Though there will never be a clear answer to the ski industry's "liability problem," the future looks pretty good.
Future InsuranceConsolidation is affecting the insurance marketplace, which could result in benefits for entities seeking coverage. But, risk retention may be a key strategy for ski areas.
Dc Drives: Shortening The Overhaul CycleAn in-depth guide to DC motor design and operation outlining proper care which can save money during the average 30-year life of a ski lift by reducing the number of necessary overhauls.
Design AwardsFeatures two winners of the Snow Country Design Awards: White Salmon Day Lodge at Mt. Baker, Washington, and the Canadian Alpine Centre and International Hostel at Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada.
Crisis Before ChristmasA December storm with high winds and heavy snowfall crippled a key lift at Squaw Valley, California, but with all hands working, replacement parts available and a little luck, it was back in service in two weeks.
A Taste Of French SkiingAmerican ski resort personnel visit several French resorts, see their equipment in action, test the facilities and hear lectures by experts on topics relating to French snow and mountains, then give their impressions and make comparisons with North American resorts.
Kirkwood--The Turnaround KidThe story of how this Lake Tahoe resort, Kirkwood, rose from the ashes with an infusion of money and vision, becoming a hot real estate prospect as skiing improves.
Grooming Vehicles 1996A rundown of developments in the North American on-snow grooming vehicle market, including a table with specifications for available machines.
Tough Choices For Yan Detachable OwnersAn analysis of the events surrounding the future of Lift Engineering and its Yan detachables, as well as options available to resorts currently operating Yan lifts.
Credibility Gets BlastedA panel of ski marketers and writers answer questions about credibility --or lack thereof--in the ski business at a meeting of the Eastern Ski Writer's Association.
Mountain MowingTom Moriarty of Stratton, Vt., gets the groomer out of the garage in the summer by adding modifications which allow it to mow grass as well.
Roundabouts Solve Traffic ProblemsAnnoyed by an intersection that increasingly impeded traffic at the gateway to Vail, community members solved their problem with roundabouts.
International Resort GatheringA summary of topics covered at the 1st International Convention of Ski Resort Managers in Courchevel, France.
More Rental Super-Sidecuts AvailableThough availability is no longer a problem as most ski factories now build shaped skis for rental use, the bad news is that few are set up to build them at rental prices.
Quo Vadis, Associations?Regional and state ski areas associations need to see themselves as catalysts for collective action.
Maybe The Message Is FlowA review of the book "FLOW: The Psychology of Optimal Experience," by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, relating its message to skiing.
Winter Is Cool, Downhilling HipIn order to be successful in selling more people on various winter sport recreation options, the industry must first sell the public on winter and mountains as a romantic, aesthetic and healthy alternative to warm climates.
Cliff Blann-- A Ski Family RemembersAn obituary for a ski industry pioneer, Cliff Blann of Mt. Bachelor, Oregon.