Livin La Vida Loca

 

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Blue Pages :: September 2016

Blue Pages :: September 2016

Written by The Editors
VAIL'S WHISTLER DEAL HAS GLOBAL IMPACTS... THIS TRAIL GOES RIGHT AND LEFT... READY FOR A POSSIBLY SNOWY WINTER?; WE'RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER... RED TAKE...
Exposed!

Exposed!

Written by Don Stefanovich
Recent cyber attacks show that winter resorts are not well defended against ­hackers, and the threat is growing.
Do Cats Have Nine Lives?

Do Cats Have Nine Lives?

Written by Tom Kendrick
We are all very familiar with the “weekly safety meeting.” It’s not always easy to come up with material that is relevant and grabs the attention...
Mountain Spy :: September 2016

Mountain Spy :: September 2016

Written by Dave Meeker
As more multi-cultural guests visit our resorts, especially in summer, the need for multi-lingual staff increases—or, at least the ability to adapt w...
The Loyalty Equation

The Loyalty Equation

Written by Paul Thallner
Loyalty is a product of actions by both employers and employees.
Focusing on Beginners

Focusing on Beginners

Written by Linda Goodspeed
Resorts are expanding efforts to attract—and convert—newcomers.
Industry Reports :: September 2016
Vail Buys Whistler Blackcomb, New Life for Canada's Mt. Baldy, and more
Publisher's Memo :: Harnessing the millennial Spirit
It turns out that Millennial staff are not your problem, but the way you are managing them may be.
Idea Files :: September 2016

Idea Files :: September 2016

Written by Same Geise
Clever solutions for staff training, composting, and trade show travel.
Construction Site : September 2016
New and upgraded lifts highlight improvements at resorts this summer.
Clean nozzles and O-rings with brush, tip cleaner, compressed air, or water.

Snowmaking Maintenance

Written by Rick Kahl
The lowest-cost means of boosting snowmaking production.
Summer School

Summer School

Written by April Darrow
Edutainment—teaching guests about the environment while they play in it—is becoming a key component of summer activities in the mountains.
The base of Killington's Superstar trail has the space to host major events.

The East Wins a World Cup

Written by Peter Oliver
How and why Killington went for a golden opportunity—and got it.
Meetings That Work

Meetings That Work

Written by Laura Moriarty
Make your meeting successful.
Kitzbühel, Austria, is one of Europe's largest resorts—no matter how you measure it.

Size Matters

Written by Christoph Schrahe
Lessons from the top

Lessons from the top

Written by Moira McCarthy
Jiminy Peak wizard Brian Fairbank and Holiday Valley wit Dennis Eshbaugh sound off on leadership, mentoring, regrets, and achievements.
The Future Is Now

The Future Is Now

Written by The Editors
Millennials expound on their generation, goals, and ideas about change.