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May 2004

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Seeing Eye to Eye

It's an age old tale: The marketing and operations departments juts don't seem to understand each other. But, it doesn't have to be that way.
Crested Butte Sale Final; Steamboat Issue Unresolved. SolVista Changes Name. Gore to Expand. Big Tupper Bought. Retail Audit Shows Overall Increase...
In the snowmaking field, one-stop shopping is the name of the game. More companies are offering more choices. This issue we look at air/water guns.
Resort villages are springing up practically everywhere. But are they viable?
For better or for worse, mountain resort advertising toed the line this season. Plus, the hits and misses in the youth market.
In just two seasons, tubing at Perfect North Slopes now accounts for a large chunk of the area's business. Here's how they did it.
A look at the newest offerings in grooming vehicles, and their attachments.
Fifteen years ago, seven industry giants reinvented a small SoCal area.
A first aid cart, helmet storage and lifting a fence are some of the great ideas from creative ski resorts.
Resorts are going to greater and greater lengths to woo elusive group business.
An inaugural progam at Hunter Mountain brought rental shops, ski and snowboard schools and equipment manufacturers together.
Should you shape your appeal to Baby Boomers or their kids?
Arapahoe Basin Bans Overnight Parking. Colorado Updates Safety Act. Kerry Gets On Board. Why Can't We All Just Get Along? Aspen Wins The Tour Opera...
A preliminary look at how mountain resorts fared during the 2003-2004 season.
Thanks, Big Guys., by Hank Delacato. Downhill Lessons for X-C, by Roger Lohr. The United Colors of Snowsports, a SAM editorial.
Winners of 2004 SAMMY's announced. Past winners will now be invited to "guest edit" the pages of SAM.