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22 Years At Vail

Upon retiring, Bob Parker looks back and forward in a provacative interview with Pam Conklin.

Rental Shop-- On Hill Helper

Written by Hertz,Marilyn
On-Hill Helper

How The Japanese Ski

Written by Colburn,Jim
Visiting instructors see another side of the ski scene. 

Feeding The Hungry Skier

Written by Rowan,Ann
Shipped-in Gourmet Meals

Research Reports

Written by Fry,John
XC Readers Rate Touring's Appeal and Study Shows Cost Deters Colorado Skiers

USSA/USRSA Quit Their Tiff

Written by Robbins,Paul
Settlement is reached as Robbins reports end.
Field testing will determine the future of a standard. 

Innovation Equals Profits

Written by Castle,Ken
Mt. Hood Meadows reaches out for new ways to attract and hold customers. 
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Buildings For Lifts And People

Written by Bull,Henrik
Glass sides for ski buildings are unusual, but the squaw Valley structures have many other extraordinary and useful features. By Henrik Bull. 
At Sugarloaf, the first snow was put down by management. Chip Carey says they never forgot this humbling experience. 

Care & Training Of Slope Main. Crews

Written by Patton,Jeannie
The secrets and techniques that gave Steamboat a reputation for superbgrooming are revealed in an interview with Gary Kline. By Jeannie Patton. 

History As A Marketing Tool

Written by Cuyler,Lew
Ski resorts are becoming more interested in preserving memorabilia of the sport. Lew Cuyler tells how they use history to gain customers. 

Challenging Conventions And Competitors

Written by Milford,Patricia
Mickey Dover didn't accept stereotypes and conventional thinking when he took over Brandywine. His approach resulted in profits. By Patrcia Milford. 
Ski area managements tend to think theft won't happen to them. This hard-hitting piece by Jim Walls outlines the risk and prevention techniques. 

Mount Allan-- Facilities,Financing

Written by Mathews,Paul
The second part of an article about the site of the 1988 Winter Olympics describes what will be there for the races and the afterwards. By Paul Mathews...