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Inner Game

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Ted Farwell presents another penetrating study of the economics of our industry. An important article. 

The Christie Saga

Written by Gatlin,Dana
Dana Gatlin interviews John Christie and comes up with a marvelously warm and interesting study. John is quoted at length, and that always means good r...

The Stowe Carnival

Written by Pickett,Ed
Ed Pickett takes us behind the scenes of a fabulously successful affair that is a lesson in area/community cooperation. 

Wanted-- Two Used Chairlifts

Written by Gmuender,Sepp
A first-person story by Sepp Gmuender on the search for, purchase and installation of two used chair-lifts.

Early Start On Plastic

Written by Holmlund,Jim
Jim Holmlund describes the installation of an artificial ski surface at Mt. La Crosse, Wisc. A side bar on other artificial ski surfaces and their cost...

Lubricating Wire Rope

Written by Whitlock,Aaron
Aaron Whitlock, in cooperation with Dan O'Connor, talk about the proper re-lubrication of your wire rope. 

Testing Snowguns

Written by Noack,Dick
Dick Noack discusses the equiptment and procedures for an area operator to test and evaluate his own and other snow guns. 

Controlled Maintenance

Written by Tomlingson,Paul
Paul Tomlingson and Gary McGraw describe the use of MJO's at winter Park for cost-efficient maintenance. 

Effective Brochures

Written by Cayton,Colleen
In this issue we welcome Colleen Cayton to our editorial staff, and present her second article in SAM. Colleen has done much of the work on the ESAA's ...

I Win You Win

Written by Bainbridge,Buzz
Buzz Bainbridge describes the emploee training program bought by Vail based on Transactional Analysis. This will be a major topic at the NSAA Conventio...