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January 2012

 

Below is the Table of Contents. We have selected a few articles that you can read in their entirety online.

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Lifts 2011:: Everyone Wins

With new lifts in every region, sliders of every type are benefitting from a strong year in lift construction across North America.
What We've Got Here is a Failure to Communicate
With a little face time and dialogue (and a lot of beer) the vehicle maintenance guys can get along with the operators...really.
A Seven-Year Itch

A Seven-Year Itch

Written by Brian Metzler
Stevens Pass is making its mark on the downhill bike park scene after years of brainstorming and research.

Know Before You Go

Written by Peter Oliver
The folks at Gunstock were eager to get into year-round operations, but knew enough to do their homework before they dove in.

Making More From Less

Written by Moira McCarthy
It's no secret that small ski areas are vital to the overall growth in the mountain resort industry. Here is how three are having a big impact.

Going Up

Written by Tom Winter
Believe it or not, there are guests out there who would rather hoof it up your mountain than ride a fancy lift. Keeping them safe is another matter.

Construction Site :: January 2012

Written by Staff Report
There was a lot of building activity at ski resorts last summer.

GenAura/SAM Magazine Digital Communications Survey

Written by Peter Duchessi and Rick Kahl
As resorts expand the range of their digital communications strategies, they are finding success in a growing number of media.
Summer opportunities.
PEAK RESORTS POSTPONES IPO... CNL BUYS STEVENS PASS... NSAA FORMALIZES PARTNERSHIP WITH IMBA... OBITUARY... PEOPLE... SUPPLIER NEWS.
Two- versus four-stroke snowmobiles.

Rocking the Rental World

Written by Linda Goodspeed
Areas are actually making rental shops a positive part of the guest experience.

Change is in the Wind

Written by Andy Spielman
The Forest Service is looking at allowing wind power on its lands.

Looking Beyond Winter

Written by Staff Report
Managers seek advice and insights at SAM's Summer Ops Camp.

How's Your App-etite?

Written by Rick Kahl
Mobile apps are moving from novelty to necessity.

Mountain Spy :: January 2012

Written by Liz Eren
Mountain Spy Liz Eren goes back to one of our basic questions, and perhaps an area's most important phone call to field...

Blue Pages :: January 2012

Written by Staff Report
THE RESORT PHOTOGRAPHY REVOLUTION... SKIING IN OUTER SPACE... TERRAIN PARKS TO DOMINATE ASTM MEETING... USTPC SUSPENDS CERTIFICATION PROGRAM... LET'S T...