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Big Time Ski Racing

Do the Ski Team, World Cup races and press coverage get people to ski? Four viewpoints on this ticklish question.

99 Rooms With A View

Written by Gmuender, Joe
Mont. Ste. Anne's new gondola provides speed and comfort, plus it blends with the environment. 

Return Of The Ski Dorm

Written by Mayne, Marti
There may be a message in the success of the new guest-housing at Sunday River. 

Crystal Builds A Half-Pipe

Written by Story, Nancy
A small Michigan area installed the snowboarder's ultimate weapon. 

Cool, Cool Air

Written by Flynn, Eric
When it came to maintaining air temperatures, Ski oundtop solved the problem with a simple modification. 

Grooming Vehicles

Written by Ericksen, Nils
Emphasis on implements
Record numbers of ski marketers get new view of their sales potential. 

The Urgency For Enviromental Action

Written by Prendergast, Joe
Surge in pubic awareness must be addressed by the ski industry. 

The Season Of Weather Flip-Flops

Written by Goodspeed, Linda
Cold temperaures moved East to West for a change, causing reverse skier-visit trends. 

Radical Extremes Challenge X-C

Written by Specht, Joe
Too much, too little and ill-timed weather patterns produced a variety of skier-day results

Re-Inventing The Small Ski Area

Written by Barudin, David
Cherokee is an old-fashioned kind of ski area-one built by a single individual and aimed at the day-tripper business. 

Vail Revokes Lift Tickets

Written by Farny, Betsy
The "zero tolerance" program against reckless skiers resulted in 160 ticket removals and 400 warnings. 
800 Numbers Must Come Out Of The Closet
A look at changes in style and attitude at the three U.S ski areas under japanese ownership. 

Japan's Trendy Ski Boom

Written by Norden, David
The growth of skiing in the land of the lotus is nothing short of spectacular. 

When Compressors Go Zap

Written by English, George
Failures are too often blamed on the wrong causes. Look for EDM instead. 

The Taming Of The Gully Washers

Written by Pfeiffer, Doug
Snow Summit realized two gains from installing culverts: expansion and erosion control.