November 2002

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  • Cutting it Up
    Terrain park designers had their day in the sun when Snowboarder magazine invited the creme de la creme out to Colorado for a park-off.

  • Industry Report
    Le Massif Sold...Court Upholds Skier Conviction...other industry news.

  • Between a Helmet and a Hard Place
    With the popularity of helmets on the rise, more ski areas are looking into including the lids in the rental program. Is it worth it?

  • Moving Your Business On-line
    It seems all companies are offering a way to do business on their websites. But, is it the right solution for you?

  • Sugarbush Pioneers Large-Scale AC Drive
    It used to be they were far to expensive and problematic, but AC drives have come a long way adn might be the next wave in powering chairlifts.

  • Better the Second Time Around
    Three mountain resorts find new ways to recycle waste and increase their commitment to greening their mountains. Yosemite-Badger Pass, Northstar-at-Tahoe in California, and Sugarloaf/USA in Maine.

  • Sugarbush Pioneers Large-Scale AC Drive
    It used to be they were far to expensive and problematic, but AC drives have come a long way adn might be the next wave in powering chairlifts.

  • Construction Site
    In anticipation of a good year, ski resorts all over spent the summer adding and expanding to their terrain and other offerings.

  • SAM Idea Files
    Portable Potty, folding signs and new signage are some of the great ideas from creative ski resorts.

  • Blue Pages
    Daly leaves Vail Resorts...The Mad, Mad world of insurance...Bitchin' News...Indoor Riding Arenas...Warming up to the greens...Olympian Report...Short Swings.

  • The End Page
    Snapshots from around the industry.

  • The Inspector's Role in Ropeway Safety
    The inspector has come and your ropeways are good to go-right? Maybe not. Some inspectors lack the experience and qualifications to do the job properly.

  • How to Make Write-Offs Add Up
    With component depreciation, the sum of the parts can be greater than the whole.

  • Being Heard
    When you've got serious issues on your doorstep, it's crucial to understand how the media has changed.

  • Tilting at Skihills
    Lets not cry over "lost" ski areas.

  • Letters
    Letters to the editor.

  • Looking Ahead
    Pre-season pass sales are breaking records everywhere, but lodging reservations lag.

  • Speak-Out
    Time for FIS Freeskiing, Let Us Help (NSAA Fall education seminars), Risky Business (based on Sept 2002 article), Monster Business (new design to get the kids out onto the slopes)

  • Rental Shop
    In-Season Quality Control. Sample your rental stock to make sure it remains up to snuff.