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Wetlands--I I

Concluding a two-part series on the wetlands permitting processes with suggested step-by-step approaches for areas needing wetlands permits. Includes recommenda...

Motivating Instructors

Written by Hilary Miller
This piece is a reprint of a letter written by a former ski instructor, Hilary Miller, to the Eastern Division of PSIA. The letter addresses the poor p...

Nordic As An Alpine Clone

Written by Seth Masia
A look at the highly successful nordic area, Royal Gorge, Calif., and its innovative leader, John Slouber. Using the idea that most cross country skier...
SAM visits the headquarters of USIA in McLean, Va. This feature takes a photo guided trip through the halls of the main offices of the industry's trade...

PSAI/NSP

Written by Claire Walter
The story of a non-merger, when the boards of Professional Ski Instructors of America and National Ski Patrol agreed to carefully consolidate their ope...

American Ski Federation ( Asf)

Written by David Rowan
SAM editors visit the Washington offices of the American Ski Federation (ASF) for a guided tour of their operations and agenda. An insightful look into...
Power, small size and convenience have made cordless drills one of the most popular tools in the shop. Seventeen models were tested with varying recomm...

Magic At Muju

Written by Paul Janoff
In 16 months, a quiet corner of a sleepy Korean national park was transformed into a world-class resort. An explanation of how it was done and a look a...

Mountains As Integrated Systems

Written by Sherry Dorward
The best mountains balance trail acreage with uphill lift capacity, base facilities and a concern for environmental quality, plus they offer a great sk...

Lifts 1990

Written by David Rowan
The annual report on new lift construction in North America. Includes a series of tables comparing VTFH to preceding years along with lift capacity by ...

Evac-U-Life Modification

Written by Jeff Theis
A look at a few modifications developed by the ski patrol from Gunstock, N.H.,for the inexpensive Evac-U-Life system.

Putting Sewage In A Greenhouse

Written by John Dillon
A pilot project at Sugarbush, Vt., revealed that nature's original waste treatment plan works--except for a few glitches created by man. A greenhouse w...

The Art Of The Package Deal

Written by Paul Robbins
A profile of the ticketing program offered at Greek Peak, N.Y. The program, overseen by Al Kryger, is based on being flexible enough to offer a ticket ...
Attendees at this year's Ski Magazine Week at Aspen, Colo., garnered many useful ideas and a few surprising facts in the sessions and workshops keyed t...
A look at how the formation of a regularly-updated emergency file containing contact names and phone numbers, coupled with a disaster plan, can help in...

Hungry Skier: Sanitation

Written by Kirk Duncan
This article is an overview of the procedures for food storage and heating as mandated by law. Included are techniques for ensuring the quality of food...

Regional Reports

Written by Linda Goodspeed
Early November snowfalls from Colorado to New England got portions of the ski industry off to a fast start, helping to take the edge off deepening econ...

Open Letter To The Ski Industry

Written by Tom Hillgrove
A look at the effects of the proposed bill "A-964" that is before the New Jersey State Assembly. This bill was written by a prominent doctor whose daug...