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July 1995
Some summer tips for snowboard park management and event coordination.
March 1994
Software (BSS), Engine power and hydraulic equipment (Prinoth), Portable Actuator (TurboCristal), Summer Seat Covers (Ski Area Supplies), Snow pedestals (HTM Hydrotech), Hands free video (Head-Trip), Electrical lab testing, Snow gun bracket system (Sno.economics), Automatic Snowmaking (Sno.engineering), Ski ticket hanger (John Amann Sons Co.), Speed drives (CegelecAuto), Recreational management software (Preferred Technologies Group), Rubber sheave liners (Hunter Industrial Group), Fencing (Reliable Racing Supply), Polyurethane nozzle tip (SnowShot) and a Snow tower (SMI).
May 1993
Winter Park, Colorado, is extending its disabled program with a specialized summer facility built by Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC). Called the Outdoor Center, it was proposed by the National Sports Center for the Disabled. The project includes two boardwalk trails with campsites and other features.
March 1993
A realistic look at the future of skiing in the next millenium. An international arena is used for a discussion of the direction of our industry around the world. Topics covered include: lifts,access,summer business, lifestyle residences, snow grooming, snowmaking, trails and environmental regulations.
July 1992
Participatory attractions may be appropriate as summer activities for some ski areas. This feature examines a few of these new and old amusements. A new trend in the theme park arena has spawned several new activities that stand by themselves, such as human mazes and labyrinths, Tank Tag and Boat Tag and fun miniature trains that are both functional and attractive.
July 1992
A look at various summer concert series that have been taking place over the last few years. The acts vary from festivals to symphonies to heavy metal. The business has not always been profitable but the publicity is of great benefit in the the following seasons.
May 1992
A look at the results of a survey sent out by the Forest Service to determine the wants and needs of fall, spring and summer season operations. This survey addressed preferred activities such as hiking and mountain biking as well as the problems they pose to the environment and the local economies.
January 1992
A look at the business of summer sports and activities at ski areas. Depending on the region, summer business varies from non-existent to a dominant source for annual revenues. The events range from biking to golf to rock concerts and the general feeling seems to be "Catch as catch can."
July 1991
A look at some food and beverage questions that can be addressed in the off-season in order to better prepare for the following season. Topics covered include focus groups, cost-cutting and pricing and revenue studies.
July 1991
A look at the major capital expenditures at U.S. resorts this summer. The number of new lifts and other area expansions is quite small. The author researches some of the reasons behind the lack of capital investment this summer.
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