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September 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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Featured Story

50 Defining Moments: 1962 to 2012

The mountain resort industry has seen much over the past 50 years. Here are our picks for 50 moments that led us to where we are today.

Seasonal Hiring: Full Speed Ahead

Written by Linda Goodpeed
It's business as usual when it comes to staffing for the upcoming winter.
Birthday congrats to us all.

The Big Picture

Written by Katie Bailey
When it comes to social media, words are out and images are in. Here's what you need to know.

Get Me Down!

Written by Peter Oliver
While newer technologies have led to reduced downtime for lifts, it still pays to be prepared with a lift evacuation plan.

Fit For the Job

Written by Delia Roberts
A new program shows that simple steps to keep your staff hydrated, well fed and physically in shape can greatly reduce injuries.
STATE OF THE ART MYSTERY: ASTM LOOKS AT PARK RESEARCH... AND NSAA TALKS "PROGRAM..." U.S. OPEN LEAVES STRATTON FOR VAIL... GOING BOLDLY WHERE NONE HAVE...

Industry Reports :: September 2012

Written by Staff Report
Mammoth to Shut Down June Mountain... Greek Peak Files for Bankruptcy... Otsego Club Not to Open... U.S. Won't Bid for Olympics in 2022... Obituaries.....

Memo From the Staff

Written by Staff
SAM Turns 50!

Going to the Next Level

Written by Rick Kahl
Bring A Friend program and new partners can help boost LSSM well above last season's 100,000.

Now We're Talking

Written by Clayton Shoemaker
It takes coordinated effort and clear communication to maximize fun and safety in the terrain park.

Turn It Off

Written by Elizabeth Eren
A no-idling policy helps the environment and the bottom line.
Liz Eren's mission this issue was to see how resorts are responding to the growing demand for summer activities.