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January 2001
Summer improvement projects at: Park City, Utah; Ski Cooper, Colo.; Camelback, Pa.; Loon Mountain, N.H.; and Lake Louise, Alb.
September 2000
Janet's opinion piece points out the cruise and golf industry's smart marketing and timely advertising to get vacationers to take to the water and links, and the advance scheduling of Christmas catalogues and asks, why can't the ski industry get on the ball? Resorts are notoriously late with brochures and notices about vacations in their summer and winter seasons and Janet explores the problems.
July 2000
This is a primer on how to document summer incidents properly to avoid legal trouble in case of lawsuits.
July 2000
The inimitable Slats Grabski tells Seth about how the season-pass war has returned as resorts are looking for capital for summer projects.
May 2000
This is a roundup of scooters, mountain skate boards and downhill go carts available to summer operations interested in adding profit drivers. They are available as rental toys for guests looking to add a little variety to their summer mountain vacations.
March 2000
Various items, here listed by type of product and/or co: American Lockers; Eurotherm DC Drive; Northeastern Log Homes small unit; Niedner Ltd. lightweight suction hose; Esmart online electricity metering; Cresta Sleds; IndusTool heated rubber floor mat; ColorID card printer ribbon; Traverse Rescue toboggan; TopGun Snowmaking Systems tower gun; SkiTech Products portable filter; Lake Effect Technologies pond aerator; Alpina dual-track snowmobile; Thomas mini backhoe; Leisure Craft picnic tables; Guidepost magnetic grooming signs; Technofun summer-use scooter; Web-On-Site public access internet terminals; Reliable Racing non-toxic lube; NorthStar Tech. ski lift tachometer; Danalco Sealskinz gloves; Marking Specialists customized decals; Ski Area Supplies improved lift maintenance rucksack; UniFocus management software; Garon Products freeze-resistant concrete patch; Sullair oil-free rental compressor.
November 1999
This piece, about Washington's Methow Valley, now a cross-country paradise, explains how a popular summer resort area increased year-round profits by developing its winter possibilities.
November 1999
Turner's piece says to heck with children-ski-free programs, gain more publicity by offering a parents-ski-free package: no kid, no ride; Roger Lohr wonders about the future of outdoor sports; a report about Erwin Wieland of Kassebohrer retiring; an obit for Doug Waugh, inventor of the Pipe Dragon and a brief on the death of Alex Lowe.
September 1999
A profile of how and why Mt. Hood Skibowl, Ore., created the popular notion of using its grounds for summer picnincs for individuals and companies. The area has added a number of off-season activities that are lucrative and more than self-sustaining.
September 1999
Bob's piece speaks to the season pass wars of the summer that saw eastern resorts waging a battle similar to Colorado resorts. Dropping the price for frequent skiing makes sense, he says, stimulating early decisions to ski all season while making up price cuts in volume.
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