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January 2013

 

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

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A Critical Look at the Climate Challenge

Winter resorts have upped their accountability in the climate change arena. Is it enough?

Lifts 2012—A Big Surprise

Written by Jennifer Rowan
Uphill transportation at ski areas dodged a big bullet.

Water Games

Written by Rick Kahl
As summer business continues to grow, here's a look at affordable water play options.

Slopestyle at Sochi

Written by Katie Bailey
Will the Olympics change the face of slopestyle competitions?

Was Last Year Really So Bad?

Written by Bob Ackland
Overcoming an off season is not so bad if you account for it in the first place.

IAPPA Expo 2012

Written by Staff Report
There's a world of year-round recreation options for mountain resorts.

Construction Site :: January 2013

Written by Staff Report
Snowmaking was the name of the game this summer.

Speak Out :: Media and Climate Change

Written by Jennifer Rowan
When it comes to climate change, the media has not been helpful. Publisher Jennifer Rowan calls for mountain resorts to respond.

Industry Reports :: January 2013

Written by Staff Report
WISP SOLD... PEAK BUYS ANOTHER AREA... KSL BUYS 24% OF WHISTLER... UTAH PLANS OLYMPIC BID... POWDER MTN. SOLD... OBITUARIES... PEOPLE... SUPPLIER NEWS ...

Skiers, Riders Are Optimists

Written by Linda Goodspeed
A little early-season snow is all it takes to tap the pent-up demand from last winter.

Under Pressure

Written by Tom Gitter
Special care is needed when dealing with hydraulic hoses on grooming vehicles.
Injury rates for skiers and riders continue a slow decline, and some anticipated spikes have failed to materialize.

Purchase Power

Written by Shelly Kidd
The purchasing department can be a great ally in the effort to go green, but only if it’s given direction and support for the effort.
Switch from CFLs to LEDs to produce savings and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Blue Pages :: January 2013

Written by Staff Report
VAIL SHAKES UP THE RESORT BUSINESS AGAIN... GIVE NEW RIDERS A BRAKE... LEAVING WHISTLER, INTRAWEST HAS NEW LIFE... WELCH GOES DIRECTLY TO PARALLEL... M...

Mountain Spy :: January 2013

Written by Elizabeth Eren
With the industry focus squarely on families, in this Mountain Spy, Liz Eren played Mom (we mean, decision-maker) and called around to see what this po...