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2019

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10 Under 30 :: 2019

We highlight a diverse group of smart young resort employees who are making a difference as they prepare for bigger roles in the future.

News & Views :: July 2019

News & Views :: July 2019

Written by The Editors
Kid lift safety, Epic opinion,Heads-Up, personnel and supplier doings.
Idea Files :: July 2019

Idea Files :: July 2019

Written by Sam Geise
Creating a portable stop gate, carriage travel switch, and sun shade.
Mountain Spy :: July 2019

Mountain Spy :: July 2019

Written by The Editors
SAM's sister publication asks, 'How do I know your aerial adventure course is safe?"
Centrifugal compressors are typically 15 percent more efficient on a CFM per horsepower basis, consume half the space, and have no oil carryover.

Pumps and Compressors

Written by Timothy Wang
It may be time to rethink this essential infrastructure in response to changes in snowmaking technology or a desire to maximiz energy efficiency.
Retaining Your Best People

Retaining Your Best People

Written by Paul Thallner
Tips for creating a sticky workplace culture.
Sommet Saint-Sauveur in Quebec opened its waterpark on June 8, while the resort was still running winter—er, on-snow—operations.

Four-Season Stress

Written by Bob Curley
Operating year-round has many benefits, but also comes with staffing challenges.
On The Road :: July 2019

On The Road :: July 2019

Written by The Editors
A whirlwind tour of spring conferences and events.
Andrew Snow at Hotham Resort in Australia during the low-snow year of 2006.

A Career Chasing Winter

Written by Morgan Tilton
Ever wonder what life's like for industry folks who work on snow year-round, often spanning the Northern and Southern Hemispheres? We did, too.
Construction Site

Construction Site

Written by Katie Brinton
As the summer season begins, resorts are building and opening a variety of four-season venues and activities.
SAM Summit Series 2019—Part 4: Risk Management
Three mentors answer tough questions, posed by a group of inquiring young managers, about handling thorny issues around risk.
Clockwise startiGroup ride at Big Sky, Mont.; kids rule at Silver Mountain, Idaho; downhill at Killington, Vt.; podium at a women's enduro race at Silver.

All Downhill From Here

Written by Jennifer Rowan
Mountain biking's second wave continues to build as resorts develop and refine trail systems and skills parks.
The Theodolite app can capture a great deal of information in one image.
A variety of useful gear, apps, and software can add to the risk management toolbox.