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Environment And Growth

A look at the fundamental differences between environment and growth. This feature is a background to a series of articles to come in future issues intended to ...

Why Is This Water Blue?

Written by Laura Wittern
On peak days, the new waste water recycling system at Killington, Vt., saves up to 30,000 gallons of water and frees up sewage treatment spray fields. ...

Recycle Or Die

Written by Liz Lipton
Many ski areas were into waste management even before it became a potential environmental issue. Here is how Hunter, N.Y., Mt. Snow, Vt., and Aspen, Co...

Award-Winning Day Lodges

Written by Sherry Dorward
Three lodges--at Beaver Creek, Deer Valley and Keystone--are models of what works functionally, fits weather conditions and offers aesthetic appeal. A ...

A Calm, Strong Voice In Vermont

Written by David Kelley
As head of Vermont Ski Areas Association, Joe Parkinson is the respected industry voice in a state that is continuosly on the cutting edge of social an...

No Snow, But Still They Show

Written by Jules Older
A profile of the Hillend Ski Center located outside Edinburgh, Scotland. This artificial turf for skiing without snow, called a bristle slope, is the b...

Is There A " Best" Air Pressure?

Written by Scott Barthold
As the debate intensifies between the virtues of low, high or in-between psi ratios, the answer may be found by looking at equivalent air/water ratios....

Constructive Deconstruction

Written by James Fletcher
An examination of the engineered destruction of the Eskimo lift at Winter Park, Colo. The destructive testing, organized by Jim Fletcher of Jenlynn Int...
An in-depth look at the prevalence of real estate auctions this past season. Article explores the reasons for this trend and its effect on the resort r...

Vic-Vac Sells With Service

Written by Claire Walter
A look at the upstart reservations specialists Victoria Vacations. This company, set up by the owners of Stratton, Vt., and Breckenridge, Colo., will u...

Ski School: Station Teaching

Written by Brenda Wiard
A look at the station system for teaching skiing developed at Crested Butte, Colo. This system was designed to accomodate the large number of first-tim...

Hungry Skier

Written by Kirk Duncan
Food service Financials. A look at several methods for food and beverage directors to do off-season number crunching. These simple formulas allow manag...

Keeping Safe

Written by Norm Sothan
The other risk management. A look at seven basic steps needed to formulate a comprehensive risk management program.

Consultant's Corner

Written by Joseph Mattei
A preliminary guide to negotiating fees for major capital projects. Includes a how-to approach to educating personnel involved in the bidding and fee-n...
A look at housing shortages in Aspen, Colo. The author gives a detailed account of recent events that have squeezed many middle-income workers out of t...

Summer Reports

Written by Linda Goodspeed
Construction this past summer was limited due to low earnings from past seasons. However, the summer was a busy one for trail maintenance and also in t...
One of several obituaries for ski area pioneers and industry leaders Pete Totemoff, Allison Merrill, and Harold Hirsch.

Research Reports

Written by David Rowan
A review of the results of the American Sports Data study on American sports participation. This study breaks down the skiing population by sex, age an...