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January 2003

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Finding the Right Words

Snowmakers across the country seem to have their own lingo for their product. Wouldn't it be nice if we all spoke the same language?

Lifts 2002 — Not One for the Record Books
It's no surprise that lift installations were down last year. However, the growing trends in tubing and beginner areas remain strong.
Snowmakers across the country seem to have their own lingo for their product. Wouldn't it be nice if we all spoke the same language?
Hosting successful events not only increases exposure, it attracts crowds during the off season and can be a great way to include the community.
Can rental software help with your operation?
A glove dryer, a torch cart and ice bars are some of the great ideas from creative ski resorts.
Here's how one employee's passion for the sport and for his job motivates everyone around him. Diamond Peak Ski Resort's, Mountain Ops Manager: Mike B...
It takes a lot of time, effort, and resources to create a pipe or park. Pat Malendoski suggests several ways to use your resources wisely.
Peak Resort Buys Boston Mills/Brandywine; Eight Canadian Resorts Require Helmets for Kids; Monarch Sold to Group of Investors; Powder Mountain Expansio...
Are resort conglomerates going to give up the unprofitable ski area?
Yes, we must improve the first-time experience--but we also have to address youth, youth women and income issues, too.
SAM reviews a training package for sales personnel. The result? It's a winner.
Fast November start fuels optimism; When MSAA talks, Suppliers listen; With friends like these...; Exclusionary Pricing/Loyalty program?; The Southwe...
Discounted season passes aren't the only game in town. Here's a look at the different ticket pricing programs at some resorts.
Remembering contributors...Maria Bogner, 88; Steve Bradley, 86; Margaret "Miggs" Durrance, 85; Real Charette, 82; C.E. "Smitty" or "Redeye" Smith; Rufu...
Identifying our Future Leaders; SAMMY Awards. Rental Handbook 2003.
SAM goes to the environmental opposition groups to look for middle ground. Is there one? What do they say about our industry?