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November 2001

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Featured Story

From the Streets to the Slopes

A look at the next generation of snow toys including snowdecks, bicycles on skis or boards, and steerable tubes.

Industry Reports

Written by staff
Ownership of Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp., message from Canadian Ski Council regarding Sept. 11th, Tenney Mtn. owner pursuing sale, Sugarbush sold, D...

Getting Smarter on Uncle Sam'a Dollar

Written by Mark E. Battersby
Establishing an employee education plan can help improve an operation's most valuable resource as well as save on taxes.

Half Empty or Half Full

Written by Doug Cahill and Mike Larson
Measuring capacity is something every mountain resort faces. With a firm understanding of the process area managers can better prepare for the future. ...

The Road Back

Written by Irv Naylor
Irv Naylor, president of Snow Time, tells the story of the accident that left him partially paralyzed and how he has coped.

Of Mountains and Motors

Written by David Olcott
Winter resorts have begun to look into new forms of business revenues such as Snocross (racing snowmobiles around a machine-made, snow-covered, motocro...

Guns, Games and Skinny Skis

Written by Jonathan Wiesel
Soldier Hollow, the 2002 Olympic cross-country venue, gives us a look at their state-of-the-art snowmaking system installed to overcome the lack of nat...

Construction Site

Written by Jonathan Gourlay
Deer Valley, Utah- 2002 Winter Olympic preparations, Le Massif, Quebec- new road, lifts, and trials, Lutsen Mountains, Minn.- trail and lift, and Tellu...

To Hell and Back

Written by Ken Castle
Story of Billy Reynal, a pioneer of Argentine skiing, who lost his ski areas amid political chaos and fought to get them back.

Applying VF Drives at Ski Areas

Written by Don Gerhard
Using AC variable frequency drives in places formerly saved for DC applications is widespread in many industries. But there are some pluses and minuses...

Putting Your Best Foot Forward

Written by Nancy Trent
There's more to hosting the press than showing them your latest bells and whistles. It takes a little advance planning to get the coverage you want.

The View From Down Under

Written by Brendon Taylor
Hundreds of foreign workers invade U.S. ski resorts for the winter to work in an industry they love and get a taste of American life. This is one Aussi...

Reading Into Industry Statistics

Written by Ted Farwell
NSAA Economic Analysis of U.S. ski areas yields valuable insights, both current and historical, to help chart a savvy business course.


Written by staff
Duramark signs, SkiJewel, EZ-Web rubber rope, Fluke digital multimeter, EasyFold pocket map, Telephone Doctor, Sno Pusher, YTS Ginzugroomer, SnowCart, ...

What's New

Written by staff
Duramark signs, SkiJewel, EZ-Webb rubber rope, Fluke digital multimeter, EasyFold map, Telephone Doctor, Sno Pusher, YTS Ginzugroomer, SnowCart, SnowMa...

SAM Idea Files

Written by Sam Geise
Sign to measure children's heights when riding alone on ski lifts at Meribel in Les Trois Vallees, France, PABX telephone system installed for lifts at...

Blue Pages

Written by staff
How will insurance industry woes affect ski industry?

The End Page

Written by staff
Heros Among Us: devoted to people from the mountain resort industry who showed courage, tenacity, and selflessness in face of the attacks of Sept. 11, ...

The Aftermath

Written by Linda Goodspeed
In the wake of Sept. 11th ski area operators hope skiing's appeal as a family sport will help lure a still anxious public back to some semblance of nor...

Speak Out: Sept. 11th

Written by Steve Wright, Jeff Harbaugh, Roger Lohr
Septemeber 11th- From the heart, from the wallet and from the opportunity: three perspectives.