November 2001

  • Construction Site
    Deer Valley, Utah- 2002 Winter Olympic preparations, Le Massif, Quebec- new road, lifts, and trials, Lutsen Mountains, Minn.- trail and lift, and Telluride, Colo.-lifts and trails.

  • Industry Reports
    Ownership of Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp., message from Canadian Ski Council regarding Sept. 11th, Tenney Mtn. owner pursuing sale, Sugarbush sold, Deer Valley wins top spot, Intrawest and East-West vie for Winter park, Australian ski team stranded, real estate group to buy Red Mtn., ASC hires MeriStar to run hotels, Temples closes, Slopes close at Hawksnest.

  • Getting Smarter on Uncle Sam'a Dollar
    Establishing an employee education plan can help improve an operation's most valuable resource as well as save on taxes.

  • To Hell and Back
    Story of Billy Reynal, a pioneer of Argentine skiing, who lost his ski areas amid political chaos and fought to get them back.

  • Half Empty or Half Full
    Measuring capacity is something every mountain resort faces. With a firm understanding of the process area managers can better prepare for the future. Includes description of a current model or formula for determining ski area and lift capacity.

  • Applying VF Drives at Ski Areas
    Using AC variable frequency drives in places formerly saved for DC applications is widespread in many industries. But there are some pluses and minuses to weigh before installing them on ski lifts.

  • The Road Back
    Irv Naylor, president of Snow Time, tells the story of the accident that left him partially paralyzed and how he has coped.

  • Putting Your Best Foot Forward
    There's more to hosting the press than showing them your latest bells and whistles. It takes a little advance planning to get the coverage you want.

  • From the Streets to the Slopes
    A look at the next generation of snow toys including snowdecks, bicycles on skis or boards, and steerable tubes.

  • The View From Down Under
    Hundreds of foreign workers invade U.S. ski resorts for the winter to work in an industry they love and get a taste of American life. This is one Aussie's story.

  • Of Mountains and Motors
    Winter resorts have begun to look into new forms of business revenues such as Snocross (racing snowmobiles around a machine-made, snow-covered, motocross-like courses).

  • Reading Into Industry Statistics
    NSAA Economic Analysis of U.S. ski areas yields valuable insights, both current and historical, to help chart a savvy business course.

  • Guns, Games and Skinny Skis
    Soldier Hollow, the 2002 Olympic cross-country venue, gives us a look at their state-of-the-art snowmaking system installed to overcome the lack of natural snow.

  • What
    Duramark signs, SkiJewel, EZ-Web rubber rope, Fluke digital multimeter, EasyFold pocket map, Telephone Doctor, Sno Pusher, YTS Ginzugroomer, SnowCart, SnowMagic, LogoTile.

  • What's New
    Duramark signs, SkiJewel, EZ-Webb rubber rope, Fluke digital multimeter, EasyFold map, Telephone Doctor, Sno Pusher, YTS Ginzugroomer, SnowCart, SnowMagic, LogoTile, Ski Finder, overhead heaters, Toe Saver.

  • SAM Idea Files
    Sign to measure children's heights when riding alone on ski lifts at Meribel in Les Trois Vallees, France, PABX telephone system installed for lifts at Snow Trails, Ohio, Recycling station created at Massanutten, Va.

  • Blue Pages
    How will insurance industry woes affect ski industry?

  • The End Page
    Heros Among Us: devoted to people from the mountain resort industry who showed courage, tenacity, and selflessness in face of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

  • The Aftermath
    In the wake of Sept. 11th ski area operators hope skiing's appeal as a family sport will help lure a still anxious public back to some semblance of normalcy.

  • Speak Out: Sept. 11th
    Septemeber 11th- From the heart, from the wallet and from the opportunity: three perspectives.