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Character And Quality: Successful Resort Edge

Vision, planning and sensitivity to place are common themes among the winners in Snow Country's overall resort design category awards. A look with photos at the...

A Leader For Tough Times

Written by David Rowan
John Stahler will be stepping into the driver's seat as the chairman for the embattled USIA. Having proved himself in the ski business over 20 years, h...
A look at the computer revolution within the ski industry. Written as a how-to guide for those in the industry who have not already embraced the comput...

Euro-Ticketing Comes To Big Sky

Written by Claire Walter
A comprehensive look at the new automated ticketing system developed by SkiData. The first installation in North America is at Big Sky, Mont. The preli...
A review of 17 chainsaws and how they performed on sloped test sites. Includes separate reviews of each of the saws provided and a table of specificati...

1989-90 Economic Analysis

Written by C. R. Goeldner
Despite poor weather conditions, the ski industry's economic performance was surprisingly good. Includes comparison between the economic analysis of la...

Big Bear Express

Written by F. Scott Pierpont
S-K-I's Bear Mountain in southern California made a major improvement with the installation of a detachable quad fabricated by CTEC. This feature takes...

Sam Idea File

Written by Various
A look at four in-house solutions to everyday ski area problems. From Mt. Abrams, Maine, comes a lift ticket warning tag for skiers. From Seven Springs...

A Give-Away Ticket That's A Winner

Written by Paul Robbins
A look at how Anne Concannon and Jon Adams developed the Universal Ski Ticket, which is completely transferable and accepted at most ski areas nationwi...

Keeping Safe: A Manual For Emergencies

Written by Roger Mc Carthy
A look at how ski area managers can write their own crisis management emergency procedures manual to help contain and react to major accidents. Include...
A look at the progress of this year's ski season and how the drought has affected business. On both coasts the numbers are way down, but the Midwest is...
A letter to the readership at-large from the chairman of the USIA Marketing Committee addressing recent promotional ventures by the association and how...
An explanation of the current trends in resort development and ski-town planning. This piece describes the problems associated with resort development ...