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    The November Issue is Here

    Read about snow depth management, vote for your favorite terrain parks, and much more!
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November 2019

How Deep is Your Snow?

Snow depth management systems enable more effective and efficient grooming and, increasingly, snowmaking.

November 2019

2019 Terrain Park Contest

Our 15th annual contest drew entries from around the world, and highlights two major themes: community, and environmental acti...

November 2019

Mountain Spy :: November 2019

We ask, "Do you rent winter clothing?"

How does the tight labor market affect your job prospects?

SAM Headline News

Snowstorms Set Lifts Spinning in Colorado

SAM Magazine—Oct. 30, 2019—October storms have dropped temps and several feet of snow in the Colorado Rockies, allowing re...

SAM Headline News

Big SNOW Indoor Ski Area Grand Opening Dec. 5

SAM Magazine—East Rutherford, N.J., Oct. 11, 2019—Big SNOW American Dream, North America’s first indoor, real-snow ski a...


September 2019

Building Snowmaking Teams

Resorts have realized it takes a lot more than a decent wage to successfully hire and retain good snowmakers.

May 2018

Can Snowmaking Compensate for Climate Change?

A little-read study from the EPA suggests resorts can survive this century’s projected global warming—if they achieve grea...

May 2018

The Changing State of the Snowmaking Art

Automated operations, to one extent or another, can lead to tremendous efficiency gains.

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