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Of Weldors And Welding

Welding is a fundamental maintenance procedure at every ski resort. It is critical that it be understood and performed properly writes Lew Cuyler.
A primer on how to build a ski area with an update on the cost parameters by Jim Branch. 
New York May Be Due For Development
Presstime Report on Keystone Lift Accident

Book Review-- Cross Country

Written by Frado,John
Cross-Country-USA Operations Manual

Why Chair Dampers

Written by Sowder,Tony
A discussion of a tricky engineering problem. 
Fitness Program Pays Off At Winter Park. 

Controlling The Future

Written by Roses,Abbie
The troubles ski areas face in the planning phases can be solved through rational problem solving. Abbie Roses explains how one firm is bringing neogot...

Winter Park And Its Quads

Written by Editor
The design philosophy behind an important and unusual lift selection. 
To avoid disasterous consequences, prevention, rather than simple detection, is more essential than ever writes Jan Kunczynski. An important and provoc...

1984-85 Economic Analysis

Written by Goeldner,Chuck
Records were set, but expenses went up according to Chuck Goeldner, who did the most recent study. 

Stepping Back To Manual Controls

Written by Curiston,Rick
Some big thinking and a small investment revitalized out-dated groomers at Mr. Washington. An innovative approach described by Rick Curiston. 
There is a surge in special annual events at ski areas across the country. Mary Kerr reviews some of the best in pictures and text. 

Boards Coming On-Board

Written by Mohler,Chaco
The snowboard trend may be unstoppable. Here's how two areas are successfully coping with it, as told by Chaco Mohler. 

Development, Water, Politics

Written by Robbins,Paul
Vermont's ski industry ran straight into no-growth forces. What really happened and what lies in the future is explained by Paul Robbins. 

Lifts 1985

Written by Editor
The year detachable quads went into high gear.