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May 1985

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Three areas--Jiminy Peak, Mass., Camelback and Seven Springs, Pa.--recently underwent redesigns of beginner terrain. Specific factors that were considered: insulation from general skier traffic, controlled gradients and a physical progression corresponding to the skills progression.

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  • Author Brian Fairbank, Richard Wiseman, Scott Bender
  • Volume 36-5
  • Page 56
Published in September 1997
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A small Canadian community near Calgary wanted a ski area, but the terrain available did not lend itself to good slopes. With extensive cutting and filling, as well as careful budgeting, winter recreation came to Drumheller.

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  • Author Jim Buckingham
  • Volume 36-2
Published in March 1997
A whimsical tale based on the true story of the McKays of Tyrol Basin and how they attempted to create the world's first fullpipe.

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  • Author Princess Jennifer Rowan
  • Volume 35-4
  • Page 47
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Published in July 1996
Tom Moriarty of Stratton, Vt., gets the groomer out of the garage in the summer by adding modifications which allow it to mow grass as well.

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  • Author Myra Foster
  • Volume 35-3
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Published in May 1996
Suggestions for a sample learning park for beginning snowboarders.

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  • Author Dave Olcott
  • Volume 35-2
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Published in March 1996
Guidelines to make skiers and mountain crews happier with the necessity of cat tracks, making descents easier and safer as well as reducing wear and tear on snow.

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  • Author Jim Buckingham
  • Volume 35-2
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Published in March 1996
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An examination of the avalanche-control program at Alyeska, Alaska, one of the biggest and most aggressive in North America.

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  • Author Peter
  • Volume 35-2
Published in March 1996
An extensive look into the emerging trend of "All-Terrain Parks" which allow for varied terrain for both skiers and snowboarders. Examines the recent trends in sculpting a park and what should be considered in creating a new one.

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  • Author John A. Rice
  • Volume 34-1
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Published in January 1995
At Attitash, New Hampshire, ski school director Tom Chasse designed a terrain garden with bumps, curves and obstacles for intermediate and advanced skiers to work on specific skills. Two groomers took eight hours to create this park, called "Attitash Adventure Workshop Terrain Course."

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  • Author Jay Soulise
  • Volume 33-2
Published in March 1994
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Two new implements are on the market that carve halfpipes in a fraction of the time it takes to make them by hand. Doug Waugh has built a hydraulic snow tiller that carves a uniform transition wall up to ten feet high in a short amount of time. Meanwhile, Kassbohrer and Zugspitzbahn have created an oversized blade with a snowblower in the middle that throws the snow up on to the sides and is capable of creating walls up to nine feet high.

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  • Author Scott Willoughby, Paul Janoff
  • Volume 32-6
  • Page 56
Published in November 1993
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