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58 Years Young: The New Caberfae Ski Area.

Caberfae, Mich., never died--it just faded away temporarily. Now, reborn and revitalized with new peaks, trails, lifts and amenities, this Michigan area is agai...
NSAA and PSIA have formed a task force to address the relationship between ski instruction and skier dropouts, and to identify issues facing PSIA such ...
Studies show that often overlooked local markets may be a bigger and better source of business than many ski area operators realize, as sampling errors...
The Japanese are applying new technology to an old idea with good results for a high price, investing huge sums of money to lay down crushed ice for re...
Good, reliable data has been developed that will facilitate future area valuations. Article identifies four indicators of market value, establishes a v...
Maine's Sunday River reached into ski history for its latest "innovation" in people-movers when they purchased a train for winter service. Article deta...
The look of a financial statement has a lot to do with how effectively a ski area can borrow money. Feature includes some advice, an instructive case s...
Software (BSS), Engine power and hydraulic equipment (Prinoth), Portable Actuator (TurboCristal), Summer Seat Covers (Ski Area Supplies), Snow pedestal...
Too often, restrooms and toilets are taken for granted at ski resorts when, as important customer services, they can significantly reflect on the botto...
Sugarbush, Vt., needed an inexpensive and environmentally safe toilet at mid-mountain.The use of Clivus Multrum recycling toilets proved to be less exp...
At Attitash, New Hampshire, ski school director Tom Chasse designed a terrain garden with bumps, curves and obstacles for intermediate and advanced ski...
In December, 1993, Killington, Vt., hosted a fashion model search for the Elite modeling agency, which was looking to tap into the healthy and glamorou...
Linda Goodspeed reflects on past and present stays in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia. A look back at the writer's experience of the Olympic years in light of the...
Discusses the merits of small customer response cards in orientation packages. The return is effective, low-cost feedback.
Offers advice on following topics: unnecessary expansion of work, unauthorized computer use, loss of data, viruses, waiting, learning/ training, lack o...
Article outlines the risks of E. Coli bacteria in food service, citing guidelines and appropriate measures to ensure a safe environment.
An attempt to distinguish perceived from actual on-hill conflict between snowboarders and skiers. Includes testimonials from several ski resorts.
Two obituaries paying tribute to the life and accomplishments of I. William Berry, the venerable ski writer who died in February, 1994.
Editorial looks at the state of affairs at NSAA 15 months after reorganization. Kudos are given to the NSAA leadership, particularly chairman Chris Dia...