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Preparing for Annual Lift Inspections

This is a practical manual on how ski areas should prepare for annual inspections, laying out the necessary documentation, tests and information that should be ...

Programs: Boarding for Kids

Written by Jennifer Rowan
This piece describes the non-profit Chill organization set up by Jake Burton Carpenter that provides inner-city youth with the opportunity to try snowb...
The article outlines how two parties involved in a lawsuit can save time and money by opting for either arbitration or mediation to avoid going to cour...
This piece outlines the recent FAA decision to open U.S. helicopter-hoist rescues to civilian operations and outlines the gear and training needed. Pre...
A profile of how and why Mt. Hood Skibowl, Ore., created the popular notion of using its grounds for summer picnincs for individuals and companies. The...
This article profiles an ice buildup problem in a lift tower at Snow Trails, Ohio, that could have been disastrous. A small 3/16 hole in the top of the...
This report outlines the recent ASC and Ride Snowboards deals that allowed them to continue operating and make improvements.
When considering improvements or new buildings, doing a little homework will ensure choosing the right architect for the job.
Seth says its high time retailers become Internet savvy so they don't miss the boat as others start selling directly to customers via e-commerce sites.
A letter of support and encouragement to other ski areas from George Willett, president of Mount Showdown, Mont., to use the Snow Monsters ski safety a...
Tornado rotating snowboard binding from Forward Motion; hand-held digital anemometer from Kestrel; replacement ski lift cable from Engineered Component...
Snowbird's Mineral Basin quad project by Carl Skylling; Bretton Woods added a fixed-grip quad; Jiminy Peak moved a house to the summit; Sugar Bowl adde...
Padded J-bars at Ski LIberty, Pa.; motor room awnings at Crystal Mountain, Mich.; portable electric generator for snowmaking on x-c trails at Mansfield...
New Scene for Ski Media with demise of Mountain Sports & Living (Snow Country) and addition of Elevation, Freeskier and Ski's signing of John Fry, once...
Vital Statistics from NSGA about women and an American Demographics sidebar on insect repellent; Poorly placed signs at or near ski areas.
Bob's piece speaks to the season pass wars of the summer that saw eastern resorts waging a battle similar to Colorado resorts. Dropping the price for f...
Wiesel's piece points out the wrong-headedness among XC area operators who think snowshoeing is a threat to nordic skiing. Instead, Wiesel argues, snow...
Stokes, a facilitator with The Keystone Center, explains the center's role in helping the NSAA hammer out an environmental charter and principles by br...
This cover shows the Snowbird tram outfitted with a lifting frame and carrying the top terminal's bullwheel for the new Mineral Basin quad chair. Top t...
Vail wins in court again; Death at SLC show; ASC finds investor; La Nina persists; RCR Purchases Mont-Sainte-Anne; Vans acquires High Cascade Snowboard...
The National Skier/Boarder Opinion Survey shows a continuation of the previous year's trends, the total sliding population is getting younger and the t...
This second and final part of the series explains the logic behind cold roofs and other technological features that offer solutions to ice damming and ...
This roundup of the available utility models of snowmobiles features a chart for comparisons and a brief writeup on the differences and improvements ov...
This article explores the increasing use of retail shops owned by mountain resorts for added revenue. It can be a profitable venture as long as retail ...
"Grand Targhee Employs New Wastewater Science" by Michael Commins and "Living Machine to Purify Smugglers' Notch Sewage" by Jonathan Gourlay appeared s...
This article explains the OpSki organization and its ability to help ski areas reach a valuable source of skiers, Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Forc...
Article discussing the controversy between judging at FIS events and the snowboard world and how the International Judges Commission formed to create a...