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Whitetail--Born To Succeed

An extensive profile of Whitetail, a new major ski area that will target skiers in the Washington and Baltimore regions. With suppliers anxious for new resorts,...

The Fantasy's Not For Burning

Written by Abby Rand
A look at moves initiated in some western ski towns to limit woodburning stoves and fireplaces in new construction. Although a skier icon for decades, ...

Snow Fences That Work

Written by Malcolm Hall
A look at the findings of Ron Tabler, who has been studying and developing different systems of snow fencing for state highways and now for ski resorts...
A review of 12 reciprocating saws for cutting metal and wood. Includes reviews of each model, photos of the individual saws and a chart of specificatio...

Hazardous Substances

Written by Harris Sherman, David Neslin, Michael Hegarty
A comprehensive look at the subject of hazardous materials in the resort context. Feature covers the roles of the authorities and regulatory agencies i...

Snow Space

Written by Sherry Dorward
An extensive look at site development with an eye towards snow storage and removal during the winter. A landscape architect and two experienced snow pl...

Two Little Areas That Could

Written by Linda Goodspeed
Both Black Mountain, Maine, and the ski hill at Lake City, Colo., would have closed down if the citizens and the ski industry had given up. They didn't...

Energy Strategies For Profit

Written by Emilie Barton
Utilities are sources for advice and money-saving ideas in the use of energy. Here is how one utility is helping ski areas to become more efficient. A ...
A book review of several resource books that were researched by Joe Prendergast and Carrie Bowers of the American Ski Federation and produced by USIA. ...
A look at the ANSI B77.1 that was approved in March of 1990 and at the results a year later where areas implemented changes. Includes a detailed listin...

Significant Decision On Nepa

Written by Harris Sherman, David Neslin
A recent Supreme Court decision interpreting the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) contains three key elements that are important to the ski ind...

Areas Taking Innovative Outlook

Written by Linda Goodspeed
A look at some of the rejuvenated plans for areas across the country to combat the poor showings of last season. Some programs are designed to add exci...
A look at the marketing and selling of ski lessons and how the public perceives the value gained from these lessons. The author suggests new directions...