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Lifts 1993

No surprises: the doldrums are still evident in year-end totals of new lifts and Vertical Transport Feet per Hour (VTFH), although circumstances have made for m...
A look at the re-engineered and reconstructed rope tow at Alta, Utah. Jan Kunczynski was enlisted to solve the problem of transporting people across a ...
An extraordinary December encounter at Ski Industry Week saw top ski industry executives and Forest Service officials taking new and potentially produc...
A fire in the compressor building at Sunday River, Maine, last season meant a new start and added a lot of snowmaking muscle in the process. Sunday Riv...
Intrawest, the new owner of Mont Tremblant, Quebec, is making a massive investment in modernization while assuring the preservation of the area's histo...
Article outlines some practical, inexpensive steps that can make new lifts more user-friendly and safer, too. Topics covered include: lift completion, ...
The story of how the father-and-son team of Clyde and Chip Perfect got into the ski business. The Perfects, learning the ski business as they went alon...
Snow definitely makes a difference; a fact confirmed by the records of last season, but there were a few soft spots. Skier visits hit 54 million, avera...
After the first year in its revitalized form, NSAA's new president, Michael Berry, reveals plans and visions for the future of the organization in an i...
Colorado governor Roy Romer called the Colorado Tourism Summit to explore alternatives in the face of the demise of the Colorado Tourism Board. Article...
Jeannie Thoren is taking her women's equipment clinics to midwestern areas to make the sport user-friendly for women. This piece explores the merit of ...
At Alyeska, Alaska, landscaping got as much attention as the routine additions, with more than $1 million spent on outdoor beauty in addition to the $7...
Surveys taken at Mount Snow, Vermont, revealed that skiers with knowledge of ski-related fatalities rated skiing as more dangerous on a scale from one ...
The cost-saving aspects of doing in-house surveys of skiers and guests against the cost ($2,500-$3,000) of hiring a survey operator.
Products include: software catalog (World Class Software), composite hose( Heatway), interlocking floor system (Dri-Deck), galvanizing repair compound ...
An in-depth look at the pros and cons of discounted tickets. Covers strategies of ski areas that offer many types of tickets and those that offer no di...
Deals with the changing structure of the USFS and how ski areas and industry players can use this opportunity to effect positive changes.
A reprint of a letter written by Joe Parkinson to the Vermont Ski Areas Association (VSAA) newsletter calling for unity and urging the cessation of env...
A look at the rising costs of ski vacations and some of the current trends in lodging that make skiing more accessible to the young. Includes an assess...