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Extreme!

The movies show the thrills and chills of cliff jumping and steep skiing, but there is a growing attraction in extreme skiing for everyday skiers who want to te...

The Limits To Mountain Resort Growth

Written by Michel Beaudry
"Sustainable growth," a term that cannot be defined, became a watchword at a conference on mountain resort development organized by SAM and Snow Countr...

How The Brits See Us

Written by Bob Gillen, Sandy Best
Attracted by consistent snow conditions, high levels of service and luxurious accommodations, more British skiers are coming to U.S. ski resorts. A loo...

Nepa Reality: It Exists And You Can Cope With It

Written by Harris Sherman, David Neslin, Melanie Dummer
The National Environment Policy Act results in a process and, while there are no magic formulas, the process can be a productive and efficient one for ...
Most models tested well but require options and accessories to achieve top performance. A look at six models of drill presses that are an important par...

Bobsleds May Be The Future

Written by Mike Shimkonis, Janet Nelson
Vail's bobsled is attracting skiers for a different kind of excitement on the mountain. A look at the first bobsled track constructed exclusively for t...

Mountain Guide For The 21st Cenury

Written by Terra Snider
A kiosk named Sherpa is providing mountain information and fun for guests at Smuggler's Notch, Vt. The Kiosk, manufactured by Terrajim, Inc., is design...
Convention highlights from this year's Cross Country Ski Areas Association convention, held at Jasper Park Lodge in Alberta, B.C. The conference had a ...

Pow Wow Packs A Punch

Written by Claire Walter
With Denver as the site for the 1991 Discover America International Pow Wow, skiing gained prominence. This international travel trade show, held in sk...

Computer Controlled Fueling

Written by Curtis Bender
A review of the Gasboy automated fueling pump station. This set-up allows management to track where and how much gas is being dispensed and to whom. Th...
A look at some food and beverage questions that can be addressed in the off-season in order to better prepare for the following season. Topics covered ...

What They Say Or What They Do

Written by Jim Spring
New data suggests there are five million U.S. skiers, not the 11 to 14 million we read about. A comparative look at the different studies conducted by ...

Expansion And Expenditures

Written by Linda Goodspeed
A look at the major capital expenditures at U.S. resorts this summer. The number of new lifts and other area expansions is quite small. The author rese...

Media Distortions On Sununu

Written by Sam Editorial
A look at the media distortion surrounding former Governor Sununu.
A look at the Graduated Rate Fee System (GRFS) industry battleground and a summary of its current state.
A warning to the Ski Hall of Fame to maintain their standards and not bow to sponsors or lobbyists for candidates who are still gainfully employed in t...
A look at the 1990 statistics retrieved from the three main sources of sports data: The National Sporting Goods Association (NSGA), American Sports Dat...