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NSAA At 20

A personal (and long, we warn you!) reminiscence of the early struggles as recalled by David Rowan (who was there.)

Psia At 20

Written by Pfeiffer,Doug
"Up, Up, and Away with PSIA" is the 20th Anniversary salute by a "Founding Father," Doug Pfeiffer, in which he looks back at some of the critical early...

Season Roundup

Written by Editor
"The Strange Winter of 1980-81" reported from around North America. 

Interview With Chuck Lewis

Written by Conklin,Pam
Pam Conklin interviews incoming NSAA Chairman. Chuck Lewis on his ideas for NSAA"s directions and priorities. Chuck Lewis on his ideas for NSAA's direc...

Red Lodge

Written by Nelson,Janet
"Timing isn't everything" is Executive Editor Janet Nelson's title for her article on this Montana ski resort-another in our series of Profiles in Prof...

The Maintenance Payoff

Written by Seme,Danny
Danny Seme, of Snowshoe, describes the remarkable savings effected by a systematic maintenance plan-put in place by a submarine expert!

Is Your Chairlift Wild?

Written by Sowder,Tony
Riblet's President Tony Sowder goes into the details of how to control wilk swinging following loading. 

Knowing The Winds

Written by Ellis,Jim
Jim Ellis of Aerial Engineering goes into the critical judgmental factors when wind affects lift operations. 

Filling The Management Gap

Written by Connellan,Thomas
Experts tell about improving productivity and increasing profitability through the management by Objective. 

Greek Peak's Computer

Written by Bruce,Sara
Sara Bruce describes the capabilities of the totally-integrated system now in place at this dynamic New York area. 
A special report by Bob Buyer on a "think tank" approach to cutting energy outlay for snowmaking. 

Computerized Snow Reports

Written by Maloney,Ken
Ken Maloney, a prominent ski writer, describes the Multi Access Reservation System (MARS) with its snow condition reporting capability-and its complica...

Vehicle Roundup

Written by Ericksen,Nils
Our 3rd Annual Survey of over-snow vehicles and their stats-a staff report, coordinated by Technical Editor Nils Ericksen. Photography by Hubert Schrie...

Twin Triple

Written by Editor
Another in our series on interesting lift installations around the world-this one by Staedeli.