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Lifts 1980

SAM"S annual inventory of new lift construction in North America, together with statistical analysis.

Ropeway Seminar

Written by Ericksen,Nils
Technical Editor Nils Ericksen continues his summaries of important papers presented at the OITAF/NACS meeting at Sunshine Village. This time he covers...

NSAA Economic Study

Written by Farwell,Ted
Ski Industry economist Ted Farwell analyzes the new lever chart of the industry and finds us remarkably healthy, considering last years snow conditions...

Blue Mountain-- A Hill Made Of Gold

Written by Leighton,Tony
Latest in our Profiles in Profits series, this fascinating study on an Ontario operation and its computers, efficiency and smart money management is by...

The Consumer Ski Shows

Written by Robbins,Paul
A thorough study of a marketing tool at a crossroads. Ski writer Paul Robbins spells out the problems and the opportunities. 

Tony's 8th Wonder

Written by Editor
SAM visits the fantastic convention center built by Tony Wise at Telemark, Wisconsin, and its indoor ski track on real snow. 

Hydraulic Shovels For Trails

Written by Bordon,Doug
Doug Bordon describes the use of hydraulic shovels in constructing trails at his brand new Morin Heights ski area in Quebec. 

Scr Drives-Some Solutions

Written by Berger,Phil
Engineer Phil Berger gives the engineering facts behind the current safety alert regarding SCR drives. "Must reading" if you have, or contemplate havin...

Kids Laugh In Ski School

Written by Lund,Morten
Ski writer/instructor Morten Lund focuses on the dynamic teaching methods developed by Al Maruzzi at Camelback, Pa. It's "movement education" and it sp...