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January 1984

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Night Lights-New Look, New Code

How the new recommendation on slope lighting was put together and what is means to ski areas. An important update by LeRoy W. Schultz and Donald L. Umbricht.&nb...

Ski Reports

Written by Editor
news and changes in the industry

Research Reports

Written by Echelberger,Herbert
Why people X-C ski...X-C business was erratic... More on the southern skier. 

Research Reports

Written by Fry,John
Why people X-C ski...X-C business was erratic... More on the southern skier. 
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Essential reading for all areas with night skiing. The report as approved by NSAA and submitted to the EIS Board. 

A Brilliant Idea

Written by Collin,Arthur
A new lighting system was developed by the Puget Sound Power Company and Ski Acres. It resulted in dramatic savings in money and energy. By Arthur G Co...

The 1982/83 Economic Study

Written by Farwell,Ted
Overall, skier visits were down slightly reports ted Farwell. Is it the weather or a trend? 

A Better Maintenance Building

Written by Cuyler,Lew
Almost everything a maintenance crew could ask for is included in this Butternut Basin structure. Pictures and text by Lew Cuyler. 

Lift Fatigue

Written by Matlock,David
A complex interation of factors can cause failure in the system and components. From a speech by David K. Matlock at the Vail Safety Seminar. 

New Lifts In 1983

Written by Editor
SAM continues to report this important index of ski area investments. 

The Changing Ski Industry

Written by Editor
A group of top marketing experts explores the identity of the ski area industry and looks at directions for the failure. Part II of a panel discussion ...

Vast Grass In One Pass

Written by Murphy,Pam
At Mammoth Mountain a new system of planting grass was developed with spectacular success. By Pam Murphy. 
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