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2021

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Down But Not Out

While Covid put a lot of new lift installations on hold, our annual lift construction survey shows several independent areas moved forward with their project...

Mountain Spy :: January 2021

Mountain Spy :: January 2021

Written by Dave Meeker
A family would like to start skiing this winter.
New Products :: January 2021

New Products :: January 2021

Written by Sarah Wojcik
A collection of new products for several different aspects of resort operations.
Saddleback Mountain is Maine's third largest ski area.

A Gem Worth Fixing

Written by David Meeker
New ownership, a dedicated crew, and a sustainable vision have Saddleback Mountain primed for success after a 5-year closure.
Idea Files :: January 2021

Idea Files :: January 2021

Written by Sam Geise
Resorts have crafted a variety of DIY solutions to Covid challenges, such as the mobile signage and temporary walls we describe here. Plus, we pres...
The Burton Riglet Park at Smugglers' Notch, Vt., will be a crucial tool for lessons at the resort this season.

Snowsports Instruction Revisited

Written by Katie Brinton
The pandemic hastened positive changes to how snowsports schools operate.
Brandemic

Brandemic

Written by Skip King
Communicating uncomfortable change can actually be an opportunity to enhance your resort's brand.
Rental Buyer's Guide 2021-22

Rental Buyer's Guide 2021-22

Written by Peter Oliver, Mary Walsh
We look at the latest in alpine and snowboard rental gear, plus new opportunities in the burgeoning backcountry alpine touring and cross-country rental...
Smart Service Delivery

Smart Service Delivery

Written by Carrie Eno
The I.T. department can thrive with the proper systems and lines of communication in place.
Snowmaking Hydrants

Snowmaking Hydrants

Written by Tim Wang
Exploring the current marketplace of this all-important part of snowmaking infrastructure.
Staffing Up in a Pandemic

Staffing Up in a Pandemic

Written by Linda Goodspeed
With unemployment higher than it has been in years, locals and college breakers are showing up to staff the front lines.
Is This Really Fun for Everyone?

Is This Really Fun for Everyone?

Written by Maria Blevins
It takes conscious effort and clear direction to make workplace culture welcoming for everyone.
2020 Elections Bring Change to Resorts
The Biden Administration will act quickly to focus on the environment and bring greater predictability back to Washington.
News and Views :: January 2021

News and Views :: January 2021

Written by The Editors
Social listening, 2020's top headlines, supplier news, and more.
Publisher's Memo :: January 2021

Publisher's Memo :: January 2021

Written by Olivia Rowan
Time to Go on Offense