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2019

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Featured Story

Building Snowmaking Teams

Resorts have realized it takes a lot more than a decent wage to successfully hire and retain good snowmakers.

Boss Ladies

Boss Ladies

Written by Moira McCarthy
We profile four female leaders who are part of a growing trend as more women earn seats at the executive table.
Brave New World

Brave New World

Written by Rick Kahl
Chris Diamond's insightful new book, Ski Inc. 2020, analyzes the consolidation trend and its potential impacts on all winter resorts.
SAM Summit Series 2019 — Part 5: What Does the Future Hold?
Four mentors provide genuine—and sometimes pointed—answers to questions from mentees about our industry's future.
Construction Site :: September 2019
Major projects are in full swing at resorts across North America, including big lifts, snowmaking overhauls, and a base area renaissance.
Leveraging Influence

Leveraging Influence

Written by Cindy Hirschfeld
Working with social media influencers can be a slipper slops, but it an also boost your marketing in ways other avenues can't.
Publisher's Memo :: September 2019

Publisher's Memo :: September 2019

Written by Olivia Rowan
PEAK Navigator, a new leadership development opportunity.
News and Views :: September 2019

News and Views :: September 2019

Written by The Editors
Impact of Vail acquiring Peak, free NASTAR, poll results, people news.
B77 Update :: September 2019

B77 Update :: September 2019

Written by Mike Lane
Nondestructive testing is a primary means of ensuring that lift components are structurally sound.
Safety is a Year-Round Job

Safety is a Year-Round Job

Written by The Editors
A look at the steps some leading resorts are taking to keep staff healthy and on the job.
Finding Staff

Finding Staff

Written by Linda Goodspeed
A tight labor market is forcing resorts to rethink and expand their staff recruitment efforts.
Mountain Spy :: September 2019

Mountain Spy :: September 2019

Written by Dave Meeker
Facebook Messenger mission: "Can I buy an Epic or Ikon pass?
Equipment Maintenance Part I :: Understanding Lubricants
Learning why certain lubricants are used for certain applications will help prevent your resort’s machinery from literally screeching to a halt.
Profiting from Uphillers

Profiting from Uphillers

Written by Sarah Wojcik
Snow King, Wyo., turned complaints about its uphill policy into a winning strategy for everyone.
Lobbying for Change on Climate

Lobbying for Change on Climate

Written by Allen Best
A new partnership aims to alter the conversation in Washington.
Idea Files :: September 2019

Idea Files :: September 2019

Written by Sam Geise
Thermometer calibrator, pipe welding crib, chair winch.