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The Last Frontier

Claire went to China and found a citizenry ready to take up skiing. This article describes the efforts of some North American and Chinese companies who are join...
This listing includes newspapers with special ski sections and winter travel promotions in the major North American markets.
This Speakout raises the issue of the NSAA Model for Growth unveiled at its annual convention in Orlando and poses a number of questions regarding the ...
This Speakout lauds NSAA's efforts at Orlando, yet brings up the question of supplier relations. David sees the unity that was once displayed eroding i...
The former communications director of Purgatory Resort explains that the ski industry is sorely lacking in marketing muscle and good research methodolo...
Jennifer's publisher's memo explains a couple of subtle changes in the magazine to make things easier for the reader. She developed the ideas during a ...
This cover shot by Claire Walter was taken at an elaborate opening ceremony at China's annual Heilongjiang International Ski Festival at Yabuli Ski Cen...
ASTM (Helmet) Standards Approved; U.S. To Host Record Number of World Cup Events; Colorado Skier Visits Down Slightly; Cross-Country Calls for Standard...
The feature section opens with David's description of the National Ski Areas Association's 15-year Model for Growth, introduced at its annual conventio...
This is a roundup of the software packages available to automate and simplify keeping track of all the info on rental and retail inventory. These syste...
Here's the latest in halpipe groomers from the companies who distribute in North America with a brief history of the development of the first, the Pipe...
Dysart describes the software available to let resorts design their own effective Websites without hiring a highly paid consultant.
This is a montage of the people and activities at the year's industry trade shows and conferences. Covered events: CCSAA at Granlibakken, Calif.; LMS a...
This article describes how the Oregon Snowsports Industry Association turned a $25,000 windfall from great attendance at their consumer show into two o...
Les Anthony describes the success of the party of the century hosted by Whistler/Blackcomb for 4,000 past and current employees.
This article describes how to go about checking the resort's property assessment to make sure calculations are correct. A large number of companies in ...
The article describes how Ian Honey and his family earn extra money and save lumber and labor costs for Grand Targhee, Wyo., by milling lumber from tra...
This is a primer on how to document summer incidents properly to avoid legal trouble in case of lawsuits.
The inimitable Slats Grabski tells Seth about how the season-pass war has returned as resorts are looking for capital for summer projects.
John's letter is in response to Chris Brink's Speak Out from May 2000. John's argument is that the industry would be well-served to help small, locals-...
This edition of What's New was exclusively food, beverage and hospitality. Items displayed: espresso cart from Espresso Carts and Supplies of New Jerse...
An hour meter from Grainger used to record use on ATVs at Ski Roundtop, Pa. and Afton Alps, Minn.; A transport basket for various items fabricated in-h...
Soliciting Kids (Children's ONline Privacy Protection ACT); Rethinking Wind Chill (new formula in offing?); The Numbers Game (Booth Creek, Vail, Intraw...
The Ultimate White Wedding (vows exchanged at Loveland, Colo.); Boys Will Be Girls (Dress-up day at Mt. Rose, Nev. for a discounted ticket; You Can Nev...