SAM's Summer Ops Camp Heads East September 2013

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SAM Magazine—Bartlett, N.H., Mar. 8, 2013—According to an on-line survey conducted by SAM Magazine, 33% of respondents say that summer opportunities will be the most important factor in the future growth of mountain resorts. To address this growing trend, SAM Magazine will hold its fourth annual Summer Ops Camp at Attitash, N.H., September 15 to 17. This hands-on educational and networking event gathers resort managers, operators and suppliers from across North America to explore the exciting opportunities in four-season attractions.

In addition to a full schedule of on-hill workshops and classroom seminars on the business aspects of summer operations, campers will also explore the summer activities at Attitash and nearby Cranmore with fellow operators. These facilities showcase features for all ages and include excellent examples of:
  • mountain coasters and slides
  • summer tubing
  • Attitash's water activities, including on-slope water slides and a wading pool
  • ziplines
  • the ropes courses in Cranmore's aerial adventure park
  • a Giant Swing
  • mountain biking
  • and more...
Summer ops experts and suppliers will be on hand to answer questions and showcase the latest activities and products.

"Attitash is excited to serve as the official home for SAM Magazine’s Fourth Annual Summer Ops Camp, and to showcase our summer activities,” says John Lowell, Attitash GM. “We look forward to hosting resort operators and suppliers and sharing ideas, best practices and successes.”

Adds Cranmore president Ben Wilcox, “Our expanded summer offerings have really solidified our profitable year-round business model and we are looking forward to sharing some of these ideas with the industry as a whole.”

The camp will be held just prior to the New England Summit, which will also be held at Attitash, from September 17 to 19, to keep the fall trade show schedule as time-efficient as possible.

With the increasing importance of off-season revenue streams, the 2013 Camp promises to be energetic, educational, and hands-on. Stay tuned to the Summer Ops Camp page for more details in the coming weeks. For more information and pictures from last year's camp at Canyons, Utah, check out