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May 1985

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Weather and real estate played major roles in ski area performance. A table compares the profitability of resorts by size and shows key factors in their profitability by region.
Published in May 1999
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Linda's article describes how resorts are banding together at consumer shows to save money and make bigger impacts with skiers. The concentration will be on explaining different ski packages to ski consumers.

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  • Author Linda Goodspeed
  • Volume 37-5
  • Page 30
Published in September 1998
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The '1996-1997 Economic Analysis of United States Ski Areas' reports essentially steady performance, but with geographical weather patterns negatively affecting Northeastern and Southeastern ski resorts. Tables detail ski area profitability and key factors by geographic regions.
Published in March 1998
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An interview with Chuck Lewis on the future of the ski industry. Lewis, currently involved with Eldora in Colorado, explodes the myths and explores the realities of success in a flat skier-participation market.

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  • Author David Rowan
  • Volume 33-6
  • Show in The Latest? No
Published in November 1994
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The ski industry in regions hardest hit by the recession are posting the best returns of the season. It seems that weather and capital improvements will protect a ski area against a weak economy.

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  • Author Linda Goodspeed
  • Volume 32-1
  • Show in The Latest? No
Published in January 1993
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Ten questions were asked of representatives from two major insurance carriers for the ski industry. Topics covered include: reserves, establishment of rates, future rate trends, deductibles and letters of credit.

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  • Author Brian Derouin
  • Volume 32-1
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Published in January 1993
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A comprehensive look at the merits of a yield management program for selling ski packages in advance and filling the empty beds of a resort during seasonal lulls. Feature includes equations, graphs of a nested reservation system and demand control charts.

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  • Author Malcolm Noden, John Dockendorf
  • Volume 31-6
  • Page 52
Published in November 1992
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A closer look at the three prevailing conditions for the weak number of orders so far this construction season: a poor economy, S&L banks loaning less and the growing expense of permitting processes. A major focus is on the growing trend of reconfiguring old lifts.

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  • Author Linda Goodspeed
  • Volume 31-5
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Published in September 1992
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The process of creating a strategic business plan is a series of steps that can help a business know where it is going. This is the second in a two-part series (Part I in SAM, January 1992). Topics covered are: Process overview, situation analysis, management philosophy, principles and values, goals, objectives, strategies and action steps, physical analysis, marketing strategy financial forecasts and projections, mission statements and evaluation, appraisal and feedback.

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  • Author Coleman Kicklighter
  • Volume 31-2
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Published in March 1992
Another bad year, but not the worst in ski history. In fact, there were a few bright spots. Skier visits were down, operating profit was down, average before-tax profit was down, average total revenue was down and days of operation were down, but gross fixed assets and operating costs were up. Includes tables on ski area profitability, key factors by geographic regions, revenue and cost trends.

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  • Author C. R. Goeldner
  • Volume 31-2
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Published in March 1992
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