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January 2001

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Kicking Horse, B.C.

The cover image relates to the annual lift construction survey that begins on page 69 of this issue. It is a (solarized) shot of an air-lifted crossbar going in...
ASC Merges with Meristar; Two Colorado Court Decisions (Nathan Hall and Eldora MOuntain); Austrian (Lift) Tragedy Still Unsolved; Saddleback Sells Part...
This profile of new NSAA Chairmman Brian Fairbank, also owner-general manager of Jiminy Peak and Brodie Mountain, Mass., details his committment to the...
Northstar's communications manager, Erin Bernall, details the safety programs running at Booth Creek ski resorts aimed at keeping guests and employees ...
This piece details how a strong, carefully planned retail presence can lead to year-round sales success.
This is an article describing the symposium sponsored by Pisten Bully at Mammoth Mountain, Calif., in November of 2000. There was classroom training as...
This is the annual new lift construction survey. This year's edition reveals that the 1999-2000 season's snowlessness had an impact, but Canada was gan...
This is the third piece in a series on ski schools. It details Aspen ski schools, which have one of the industry's highest return rates, and how the in...
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The article discusses the gray area of deducting costs of certain aspects of maintaining a Website for business purposes. No code exists, but precedent...
This article explains that careful targeting and marketing can be used to produce an emailed newsletter that is both valuable and appreciated by potent...
This is a brief profile of Robert Davis, who has been with American Tramways, and its previous incarnations, for the past 40 years.
David explains the historical context and ongoing debate over the accuracy of skier statistics.
Walkie-Talkie radio use among guests gives resort operators another way to monitor activities on the hill and to respond to potential problems.
Paul McMorris asks for names re: Idea File piece in the November 2000 issue; Marian Austin of Association of Scottish Ski Areas reminds us that Scotlan...
Seth takes a look at how the disconnect between ski school, rentals and ticketing works to frustrate visitors and lead to losses of regular customers.
This occasional column features Websites dedicated to help resorts find equipment and services for all aspects of the business.
Summer improvement projects at: Park City, Utah; Ski Cooper, Colo.; Camelback, Pa.; Loon Mountain, N.H.; and Lake Louise, Alb.
Using float chargers to juice up batteries w/o overcharging and using an extra battery with a marine switch for backup power at Winterplace, W.V.; smar...
Doral: A New Brand in Snowsports (our questions on the MeriStar-ASC merger that was not to be); Dept. of Utterly Useless Statistics (wherein David esti...
Wild Mountain, Minn., lost power the day after Thanksgiving and made due towing skiers with Pisten Bullys and cooked burgers and brats on gas grills. G...
John Jay, early ski-filmmaker, and Bob Gillen, editor and publisher of Snow Industry Letter, are briefly profiled.
Early-season visits hint at a strong current season at most ski areas across the continent.
A brief salute to our readers and our advertisers for their support over a period of 40 years.
This essay by the president of the PSIAA is a response to Speak-Out pieces in the November 2000 issue that discussed the role of ski school and how cus...
The continuing success of X Games events, TV coverage, crowds of spectators, could benefit the Guild of Action Sports to help fund insurance, education...
The memo highlights the "Rental Equipment Handbook 2002" supplement in the issue and tells readers about the Renmtal Alley showcase scheduled for Las V...