November 2011

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November 2011

  • Mud Money
    These aren't your mother's obstacle races. Military-inspired competitions are making a big mark at ski areas in the off-season.

  • Get Fit For Work
    Fitness and nutrition play a big role in how your employees perform.
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  • Steel Versus Iron
    When it comes to snowmaking pipe, there are pros and cons to using steel or using ductile iron.

  • What's In Your Park VII?
    SAM once again put a call out for the most innovative and creative freestyle features and events. Now it's your turn to pick your favorites.
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  • Lot-to-Lift Made Easy
    It's a brave new world out there in customer service thanks to new mobile devices that make it easier to cater to guests' needs like never before.

  • Construction Site
    A special report on the ski areas that were hit by Tropical Storm Irene.

  • Idea Files
    Boot cleaners, hand railings and lift-loading devices are the latest great ideas to come from resorts.

  • On The Road
    Gravity Logic, September 2011... Baseball, September 2011... SPT Annual Golf Outing, September 2011... Al Fletcher Retires, September 2011... NE Summit, September 2011... SANY/PSAA, September 2011

  • Speak Out: In the Wake of Irene
    Surviving Irene
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  • Positive Signs Pile Up
    The tea leaves favor a big season ahead for most.

  • For the People
    When designing your freestyle terrain, remember all those who might use it.
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  • Ramping Up Retail
    What resort shops can do to improve their sales.

  • In the Right Place
    Do you have the signs that your area needs, and in all the right places?

  • Effort In = Costs Out
    A resort-wide focus on cutting energy costs led to big savings at Crested Butte.

  • Eco-Tip
    Turning Kitchen Oil Into Snowcat Fuel

  • Mountain Spy
    Mountain Spy Liz Eren plays an eager young adult yearning to work and play in the mountains-remember those? We called them "ski bums." Unfortunately, many resorts aren't feeling that love or passion anymore. Perhaps we should get more "human" in the HR department.
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  • Blue Pages
    CAN ANYONE CERTIFY TERRAIN PARKS?... TIME IS ON THEIR SIDE... ONTHESNOW BIDS TO BE ONE-STOP SOURCE... SNOCOUNTRY STEPS UP ITS GAME... SUMMER OPS BILL: THE GOOD GUYS WIN

  • Industry Reports
    ALPINE MEADOWS AND SQUAW VALLEY COMBINE... TWO N.Y. AREAS SOLD... WISP FILES FOR BANKRUPTCY... PRIVATE CLUBS OPEN AND CLOSE... OBITUARIES... PEOPLE... SUPPLIER NEWS