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July 2005

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Would You Like Fries With That?

Written by Ken Castle
The pros and cons of letting franchises into the mountain community.

Cutters Camp '05

Written by Staff
The third annual Cutters Camp offered up ideas in design and operations.

The Happy Factor

Written by Janice White
As many major companies know, happy employees create happy guests... all of which is good for the bottom line.

Faces and Places

Written by Staff
A picture round-up of trade shows and meetings across the continent.

A Dream Come True

Written by Staff
It all started with an idea 20 years ago, and now Troy Caldwell's Lake Tahoe ski area is closer to reality.

Construction Site

Written by Staff
Ski areas are spending more time on the beginner experience by creating new rental centers, new terrain and more uphill transportation.

The Ultimate Control

Written by Bob Bradbury, Lew Jones and Mike McConigal
From the smallest lift shack to the base area lodge, controlling a building's systems with modern technology can save a lot of money.

SAM Idea Files

Written by Sam Geise
A vault pump, painted tracks and a see-through terminal shell are some of the great ideas from creative ski resorts.

Industry Reports

Written by Staff
U.S. Posts Fourth Best Season Ever... Atomic's Parent Company Acquires Salomon.. Sustainable Slopes Day Cancelled... CSCUSA Now Represents All Resorts....

Marketing Gets Caught in the Web

Written by Linda Goodspeed
Unheard of a decade ago, the Internet has become the cornerstone of resort marketing.

Training Beyond Orientation Day

Written by Nicole Voth
Ongoing employee development has advantages that drop to the bottom line.

The New B77 Standard

Written by Seth Masia
In a SAM interview, committee chairman Jon Mauch describes some of the major changes in the emerging ANSI B77.1 standard.


Written by Staff
A Celebration of David Rowan. Worst Ad Review of 2005-05 by Kevin Leech. On Ads and Attitudes by John M. DeVivo. Lend a Hand, a staff report.

Nuts and Bolts... No, Really

Written by Neville Sachs
With up to 100 different size and strength combinations at any resort, knowing the nuts and bolts of nuts and bolts is important.
A schedule of fall consumer ski shows with contacts, addresses and phone numbers.

Blue Pages

Written by Staff
States update risk doctrine. Grand new Boyne. Ginn Rummy. A private Haystack? End of the road for Berthoud Pass. The Gods say you are crazy. Short swin...

The End Page

Written by Staff
Scare Your Guests