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1992 Directory Of Products And Services

A listing of products and services and their suppliers within the ski industry.

Sel Hannah 1913-1991

Written by Ted Farwell, Tom Corcoran, Nils Ericksen, Jim Branch
On August 31, Sel Hannah, who pioneered the art and science of designing ski mountains, died at the age of 78. To become familiar with his accomplishme...
A comprehensive review of the proposed mega-resort Valbois, in the small county of Valley in Idaho. This feature lends full editorial support to the pl...

First Class First Aid

Written by Jim Buckingham
When a new base area was being planned in Canada at Mt. Norquay, Alberta, key ski patrollers helped design an ideal, state-of-the-art first aid buildin...

World's Fastest Chairlift

Written by Blaise Carrig
A look at the costruction of the world's fastest chairlift that was installed at Sugarbush North, in Vermont. This feature covers the entire project, i...

Power Drills: Handy And Steady

Written by Sanford Wilk
This familiar tool is important for a variety of jobs at ski areas. From tests of 11 models in the 1/2-inch size, here are recommendations for appropri...

Creating Bank Appeal

Written by C. Brooks Hoffman
A long-time perception in the ski industry is that banks find the ski business unattractive for investments. There are, however, ways to get bank finan...

Asia's Answer

Written by Ken Castle, Kathy Castle
Ski resorts on the Pacific Rim are realizing a level of development and sophistication that Western resorts might have realized in better times. This i...

Natural Gas: New Energy Horizon

Written by Emilie Barton
Ski areas can find many ways to use natural gas and, in the process, save money and enhance the environment. Here are some applications for this fuel s...

And Now, The Ultimate Short Ski

Written by Claire Walter
A look at the experimental new "Snow Runners" that are a combination boot and ski, seen as a way to bring in new skiers who are not interested in getti...
A major commitment has been made by some California ski resorts to educate their skiing public on the merits of early season machine-made snow. With th...

Ski Display At Shopping Malls

Written by Janet Nelson
A look at a travelling ski show that will be touring Eastern shopping malls touting the sport and providing specific information to passerbys. Created ...

Seeing Red For Directions

Written by Charlie Siegele
A suggestion to incorporate the color red into trail signs. Along with the green, blue and black, red could be used to direct the skier towards lifts a...
A review of three cash register systems for food and beverage operations, ranging from the most basic registers to advanced point-of-sale computers tha...

Supplier Directory

Written by Olivia
Names, addresses and key contacts for the suppliers of products and services to the ski industry.
A look at some of the promotional plans that will be filling the void in the absence of a national marketing campaign by USIA. Run mostly by state and ...

Usia Back On Track

Written by Sam Editorial
An update on the current state of affairs at the national association headquarters. With the October board meeting successfully completed, the future i...
A comparative look at the resort side of the industry vs. the retail side. Due to an oversupply of hard goods, suppliers extended credit where it wasn'...