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2022

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10 Under 30

This year's class of 20-somethings are adept problem solvers, team players, and emerging leaders at their resorts.

Snow King's new eight-passenger gondola from Leitner-Poma of America replaced an aging double.

Going All In

Written by Moira McCarthy
Snow King Mountain and Sundance Resort have made hugh investments in nearly every aspect of their operations in order to secure their long-term success...
The all-female build crew, including author Marsha Hovey (third from right), at Take the Rake—a women's terrain park meet-up at Trollhaugen, Wis., in 2021.

We Need Women in Operations

Written by Marsha Hovey
Female mountain ops pros are breaking into the boys' club. Here's why our industry will be better off with more women in the field.
It's in the Book

It's in the Book

Written by Skip King
Considerations for your resort's emergency operations plans, who should  be trained to execute them, and why they should not be collecting dust on the...
Construction Site :: July 2022

Construction Site :: July 2022

Written by Michael Chait
Major projects are underway at resorts across North America, all designed to improve and enhance the guest experience.
 Winter rendering of SkyBridge Michigan, which will be a four-season attraction.

Elevated Fun for All

Written by Katie Brinton
A few recent and in-progress installations of open access and ADA-compliant at-height attractions that aim to offer adventure for everyone.
Report Incidents Properly

Report Incidents Properly

Written by Mark Aiken
An important refresher on incident reporting best practices.
Insider Trading

Insider Trading

Written by Paul Thallner, April Darrow
Mentoring programs help ski industry up-and-comers and veterans trade expertise and experience.
New Products :: July 2022

New Products :: July 2022

Written by Sarah Wojcik
A variety of new items for ski area operators to consider. 
Strength by Association

Strength by Association

Written by Bob Curley
Regional and state ski area associations have evolved their roles amid changing times, finding new strengths.
Mountain Spy :: July 2022

Mountain Spy :: July 2022

Written by Jack Fagone
THE QUESTION: “WILL MY 80-YEAR-OLD GRANDPARENTS BE ABLE TO DO YOUR SCENIC LIFT RIDE?”
The Voice of Our Guests

The Voice of Our Guests

Written by Scott Hannah
A deeper dive into the guest experience feedback from winter 2021-22.
On the Road :: July 2022

On the Road :: July 2022

Written by Staff Report
Images from a busy spring of in-person events.
News and Views :: July 2022
 Apres-SKI, waivers under attck, people news, awards, and more.