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November 2006

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The Art of the Park

This year's trends in terrain parks are all about catering to beginners and keeping it simple.


Written by Tom Winter
Freestylers are going back to nature with their rails and hits.

French Fries to Go, Please

Written by Allen Best
As resorts across the continent get serious about the environment, what role can biodiesel play in daily operations?

Fan Guns-In the East?

Written by Tim Sweeney
When Peak Resorts purchased an eastern resort, the company decided to bring its successful Midwest snowmaking operations in. Did it work?

Construction Site :: November 2006

Written by Staff Report
Resorts were busy this summer installing lifts, expanding terrain, and sprucing up base areas.

A Question of Balance

Written by Robert Frohlich
Which is more important to an area's operations: building real estate or improving the mountain product? It depends.

Speak Out :: November 2006

Written by Joel Bourassa, Bob Roberts, Staff
Joel Bourassa, Operations Manager of Tenney Mountain Resort, Plymouth, N.H., implores us to take on "A Snowmaking Challenge."  SAM talks differing str...
Vail Arsonits Plead Guilty... Norquay Sold... New Owner for Snow Ridge... New SmartStyle... Hemlock Reopens... Powder Ridge Closes... Obit... People......

Slats Goes Private

Written by Seth Masia
There's money to be made in them thar hills.

The Resort Builders

Written by John Fry
Longtime ski journalist and former SAM editor John Fry has recently published "The Story of Modern Skiing," a history of the sport in the U.S. This ada...

The New PR Paradigm

Written by Linda Goodspeed
Areas are adding tools-and dedicated employees-to increase guest communications via the web.
SAM goes undercover to learn about season pass options for the recent college grad. 

True Lies

Written by Moira McCarthy
As technology and the Web give customers greater access to weather conditions, snow reporters learn to both entertain and inform.