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2021 Groomer Report

Powerful machines are getting more efficient, while technology continues to elevate slope management, fleet management, and training programs.

Steamboat’s Pizza Ranger delivers.

Pandemic Silver Linings

Written by Gina Decaprio Vercesi
Many changes that resorts made for this Covid winter will have lasting impacts on operations and the guest experience.
Glamping at Blue Mountain, Pa., was “through the roof” in 2020.

Welcome to the Outdoors

Written by Moira McCarthy
The huge influx of new outdoor participants is an opportunity resorts can capitalize on in 2021, and beyond.
SunKid Wood’N’Fun ball run at Holzkugelbah Luis Kugelsafari. Hintertuxer Gletscher, Tux-Finkenberg

Make the Most of Summer

Written by Katie Brinton
These fun, welcoming, and revenue-driving activities and attractions could be just the ticket for boosting summer business.
All paths from Elk Camp at Snowmass lead to adventure. Credit: Jeremy Swanson

Pathways to Opportunity

Written by Drew Pollak-Bruce
High-quality, multi-use trail systems are the key to welcoming new and experienced outdoor enthusiasts.
A family enjoys the bike trails at Thunder Mountain Bike Park, Mass., last summer.

Riding into the Future

Written by Steph Nitsch
Bike parks did big business in 2020, and operators learned some important lessons that will help ensure future success.
Publisher's Memo

Publisher's Memo

Written by Olivia Rowan
The future looks different now.
News and Views :: March 2021

News and Views :: March 2021

Written by The Editors
Night skiing, SAMMY honorees share, supplier news, chainsaw carving, and more.
High Expectations Met

High Expectations Met

Written by Linda Goodspeed
Many smaller local resorts saw record visits through the Martin Luther King holiday weekend.


Written by Paul Thallner
The pandemic provides an opportunity to reshape our future.
Mountain Spy :: March 2021

Mountain Spy :: March 2021

Written by Dave Meeker
A question on boondocking.
New Products :: March 2021

New Products :: March 2021

Written by Sarah Wojcik
A collection of new products for retail, mountain operations, and summer activities.
China Peak has more than tripled its snowmaking capacity over the last two years.

Trial by Fire

Written by Chaco Mohler
Wildfire was just one of the challenges China Peak overcame in expanding its snowmaking system.