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November 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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What's Hot in Terrain Parks?

At SAM's annual Cutter's Camps, the latest trends are revealed and discussed.

Guests of the Future

Written by Rick Kahl
New demographic studies show that the snowsports industry is going to have to tap new markets.

Alternative Structures

Written by Moira McCarthy
Ski areas are finding great uses for temporary structures, from patrol buildings to watering holes for guests.

Techno Grooming

Written by Peter Oliver
GPS's role in grooming has been minimal so far, but that could change.

Olympic-Sized Projects

Written by Erme Catino, Rick Kahl
With the Sochi Olympics just around the corner, SAM took a peek behind the scenes at the massive uphill transportation and snowmaking systems.
Resorts were busy this summer with improvements.
CAMELBACK SOLD... MOUNTAIN RIDER'S ALLIANCE TO RUN MT. ABRAM... BEAR VALLEY DEAL FALLS THROUGH... TWO AUCTIONS, ONE SALE... OBITUARIES... PEOPLE... SUP...

Pass Sales Up

Written by Linda Goodspeed
Partnerships and specials keep passes popular.
Waste oil heaters can cut the waste management cost and reduce overall heating bills.

LSSM Makes Learn-to an Easy Sell

Written by Talia Freeman
Tying local promotions to a national program can attract publicity and boost sales.
In this month's Mountain Spy, we logged on to Facebook and posted our question on the walls of several mountain resorts. In a world of immediate custom...
EVOLVING TERRAIN PARK MANAGEMENT... ONLINE WAIVERS GAINING LEGAL BACKING... UNITED WE SKI AND RIDE IN D.C... FOREST SERVICE CLARIFIES RESORT RULES... H...