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1977-78 Economic Survey

Everything comes up roses in Ted Farwell's annual highlight review of the NSAA Economic Study. This is some of the happiest escape literature ever for the ski a...

Recreational Racing

Written by Walters,Clair
Clair Walters writes a special report on the surge in skier interest in recreational racing, and on the various programs, some brand new, that are on t...


Written by Farwell,Ted
Ted Farwell presents a new and provocative approach to the knotty problem of how many skiers you can...and/or should...put on a hill or in an area, and...

Yellow Flag Management

Written by Saltonstall,Bob
PART II-- Bob Saltonstall of Waterville Valley, N.H., continues the three-part series on successful management techniques. Part I in Fall SAM was widel...


Written by Fett,Ron
The second in our series of "Profiles in Profits." This one is by Ron Fett, and is about the astutely-run Virginia area of Wintergreen. 

Bomb Threats

Written by Conklin,Pam
PR/Marketing Executive Pam Conklin calls "The Unthinkable," and tells the practical side of how to handle the sort of bomb threats experienced by some ...

Lifts 1978

Written by Editor
Pur 18th annual census of new lift construction in North America. Bullish news, with a sharp upturn in this important SAM index. 

Something For The Bunny

Written by Sowder,Tony
First in a new series of technical articles by our lift suppliers on installations and lift technology. Starting off this series is Tony Sowder, of Rib...
The Vital, cross-referenced listing...and annual SAM service features. 

Skiers Past, Present & Potential

Written by Standley,Stacy
An important and timely special to SAM-- the first released figures on the brand new Forest Service study conducted on the ski market: its size and pot...