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March 2001

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Rolling Into Summer

Our cover shot of an inline skater getting air corresponds to a piece on building skate parks. This article is not available online. For more information con...

Court Decides for Jiminy peak--broken femur incident 1998; Mammoth Power Fines End, For Now--infamous rolling blackouts; NSAA Introduces New Symbol--or...
Cross-promotions between manufacturers of consumer goods and resorts can bring added profits and exposure to both sides of the industry.
Mount Sunapee, N.H., built a skatepark in their parking lot, generating summer traffic, earning money and turning parents into real fans.
This article explains the logic behind the Stratton Golf School, a popular summer attraction that has been earning money. An accompanying article descr...
An article describing design elements behind building practice facilities to help golfers improve their short games.
Disc golf, using Frisbees, gives summer visitors another reason to get out on the mountain without the expense of building a dedicated golf course.
The recycling, composting program at Keystone, Colo., combines kitchen scraps with horse manure to produce a resource used by landscapers throughout Su...
The summer 2000 snowmaking project at Killington, Vt., helped boost its snowmaking capacity by 30 percent.
Aerial trekking, wherein guests put on harnesses and then tackle a system of challenging high ropes courses of different degrees of difficulty makes fo...
Instructors should learn a new sport or instruct a favorite summer activity in the off season to hone teaching technique.
Contour Loading on high-speed detachables helps efficiency, makes guests comfortable, saves space and might be the future.
This piece is about a Leran To Ski/Ride program at Pats Peak, N.H., where extra income is generated by lesson programs run for local schools. It brings...
The introduction of the snowdeck, a cross between snowboard and skateboard without wheels or binding, creates some questions for resorts and looks like...
This is a piece on the principles of mechanical failure in metal parts aimed at the maintenance mechanic.
Slats Grabski tells Seth real retention starts after lessons, at the bar. Have fun with guests during and after the day, like the all days, and retenti...
ZEM, SnowQUEST, Amaze'n Mazes, Thomas Instruments, The Skier's Edge, Sitour's RRN, Swede-Attach spreader, Slingshot virtual sliding, Bachtold Bros., K2...
Mowing low under lifts so parts don't get lost at Song Mountain, N.Y.; Portable soda dispensing system at Wild Mountain, Minn.; Wood lift loading and u...
Musical Chairs, Washington Style/first appointments in Bush administration; Our Exported Politesse Takes Root/American-type smiles and service in Frenc...
The Great Keystone Survivor Caper where five people spent up to a month in a gondola cabin suspended from a crane. The contestants (the contest was spo...
From NSAA's Safety Week to individual programs, ski areas around the country are making safety awareness a top priority.
A beginning skier writes about what looks like a monopoly to her: The fact that ski schools look askance at independent/freelance private instructors. ...
While equipment advances are great, let's not forget to sell the fun that is skiing. David suggests instructors ski on the gear that's available in the...
Despite surveys that show price is not a factor in deciding whether to ski,, logic dictates it does make a difference and high prices could lead to dec...
This is an appreciation of Franklin Bowers, who worked for Hall Lifts and Von Roll Tramways, becoming service department manager.