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Changing Times

Prominent ski area designer, Jay Flood, takes a backward look at master-planning in the laissez faire '60s and compares it with the "bureaucratic '70's"

Off-Season Maintenance

Written by Smith,C.E.
C.E. "Smitty" Smith starts what will be a regular column in SAM on down-to-earth hints for better lift operations. 

Pricing For Survival

Written by Farwell,Ted
Our favorite ski economist, Ted Farwell, has written a very important piece for this issue and it is about pricing of that backbone of your buisness, t...


Written by Editor
SAM reports on a tour of western ski resorts by 46 European ski area owners and managers. 


Written by Kloman,Felix
SAM interviews ski area insurance consultant, Felix Kloman, who draws on his matchless backround to give our readers a balanced and realistic picture o...

Whither Whiteface

Written by Nelson,Janet
Janet Nelson, our General Editor, looks beyond the 1980 Olympics at this big, cold New York mountain and speculates on its future. 

Re-Greening Ski Slopes

Written by Korologos,Mike
An interesting account of how to get cover using plants rather than seed by Mike Korologos. 

Your Chairlift Purchase

Written by Immergluck,Ed
Veteran lift engineer, Ed Immergluck, pulls together a systematic way for any area to go about selecting the right lift. 

Aging Lifts

Written by Leonard,Jan
A companion piece to the one above, Jan Leonard shows you how to to about making the decision between rebuilding, relocating and replacing your lifts. ...

Problem Picker

Written by Ericksen,Nils
SAM's Technical Editor, Nils Ericksen, describes the lift maintenance rig he designed and put together at Okemo.