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May 2008

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Looking Good

Good landscaping is not only visually appealing, but it serves many other purposes, as well.

It's Good to Be Big

Written by Jeff Harbaugh
This year's Economic Analysis doesn't hold many surprises, except if you are in the middle of the pack.

BestWorst Print Ads of 2007-08

Written by David O. Williams and Katie Bailey
For these reviewers, it's all about clean copy, great art, and making a connection.

Summer Workhorses

Written by Tom Patton
As the warmer months approach, so do the myriad tasks that need to be done around the hill. Here are some machines that can help.

Future Shock

Written by Janice Finnell
As the Baby Boomers start to exit our sport in droves, who will take their place?

Upping the Ante

Written by Katie Bailey
Several areas are addressing safety in the terrain park with new and innovative ideas.

Battling the Beetle

Written by David O. Williams
Resorts in the West fight to save their trees from beetle kill.

Speak Out :: Peak to Peak and Will Video Kill the Chairlift Ride

Written by Elizabeth Eren and Greg Sweetser
Greg Sweetser, Executive Director of Ski Main, discusses how the Maine Peak to Peak initiative went beyond a mere PR stunt. SAM's Elizabeth Eren asks W...
HISTORIC SEASON FOR U.S. SKI TEAM... TAOS OPENS TO SNOWBOARDERS... PRINCETON SKI SHOP CLOSES... MINTURN OK'S PRIVATE AREA... POWDER RIDGE TO REMAIN CLO...

Season Passes for Sale

Written by Linda Goodspeed
Pass possibilities continue to expand and results are good.

Disappearing Act

Written by Alain Lazard
The "Gini Index" suggests that a shrinking middle class has limited U.S. resort visits.

Tamarack in Turmoil

Written by Ken Castle
How finances for a northern resort went south.

J1 Competition Heats Up

Written by Rick Kahl
The shortage of H2B visas is forcing increased reliance on J1 visa programs.

Demystifying Diversity

Written by Colin Whyte
At Mountain High, Calif., snowboarders outnumber the skiers, minorities outnumber Caucasians, and its total visits outnumber the neighbors'.

Don't Create a Wait

Written by Tom Winter
Here are ways that bottom lift terminal areas can run safely and efficiently.

Weather Bet

Written by Rick Kahl
Derivatives can soften the blow of a poor season.

Blue Pages :: May 2008

Written by Staff
WILL ECONOMIC SLOWDOWN CRIMP VISITS?... RESORT TOWNS NEED NEW "SOCIAL CONTRACT"... NOT YOUR AVERAGE MOM AND POP AREA... MT. HOLLY CLUB HAS PAYMENT ISSU...

Mountain Spy :: May 2008

Written by Liz Eren
For this edition of Mountain Spy, our 007 Liz Eren tackled the sticky issue of stolen equipment with varying results.