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    SAM + OpenSnow

    Subscribe, or renew, your SAM subscription and get OpenSnow All-Access, a $30 value, for FREE as part of this limited-time promotion!
  • SAMMY Leadership Award

    SAMMY Leadership Award

    Nominations for the 2021 SAMMY Leadership Awards are open. Who has been your shining star this season?
  • Bend, Don't Break

    Bend, Don't Break

    Given the challenges the people in our industry are experiencing right now, we have relaunched Resilient Leadership Training
  • January 2021

    January 2021

    Check out our first issue of 2021, featuring our annual lift survey, plus so much more!
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SAM Headline News

Special Report: Backcountry Ed Can Save Lives

SAM Magazine—Natick, Mass., Feb. 19, 2021—As of Feb. 19, 28 Americans have died in backcountry avalanches this winter, fiv...

SAM Headline News

Covid-19 Insurance Coverage and Liability Update

This report is excerpted from a longer report by Gfeller Laurie LLP. We thank Charles Gfeller for sharing it with


Bend, Don’t Break. Resilience is More Important Now Than Ever

By Paul Thallner, High Peaks Group “This is the lesson: never give in, never give in...

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Virtual Conferences Continue in 2021

With the continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of the traditional education opportunities have moved online. We know it'...

January 2021

Mountain Spy :: January 2021

A family would like to start skiing this winter.


January 2021

Down But Not Out

While Covid put a lot of new lift installations on hold, our annual lift construction survey shows several independent areas m...

November 2020

Snowsports and Rental in the Age of COVID

Industry leaders share strategies for keeping operations safe, profitable.

November 2020

Terrain Park Contest: A Look Back

Terrain park luminaries weigh in on contest entries from the past five years.

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