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  • The March issue of SAM features the 2023 Groomer Report, plus so much more.
  • Check out Episodes 41 - 47 of Blade Dive from Cutter's Camp.
  • Moving Mountain Ops Forward

    Moving Mountain Ops Forward

    Operators and experts discuss end-of-season burnout and how to move teams forward into summer ops and beyond in this PodSAM podcast.
  • Looking for a new gig?

    Looking for a new gig?

    Check out grooming and mountain ops job openings or peruse grooming gear for sale.
  • View all of the 2022 Terrain Park Contest entries

Grooming is one of the most important operations at any resort. Keep up to date on new technology and machines, best practices, and maintenance here, in the "Grooming Operations" Mountain Department. Find top grooming-related articles, key supplier insights, new job opportunities, and stratetgies to manage your staff all in one place. 




2023 Terrain Park Contest


Mountain resorts are invited to submit entries from the 2022-23 season for the 17th annual contest no later than Sept. 8. The November 2023 issue of SAM will showcase certain entries in four categories: terrain park feature, terrain park event, terrain park edit, and, introduced last year, terrain park crew. 

Winners will walk away with a trophy and swag and one grand prize winner will get to send one of their crew members to Cutter’s Camp 2024 courtesy of Prinoth.

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View the most recent articles on grooming from SAM magazine.

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Since 2003, Cutter’s Camp has fostered an open dialogue between terrain park managers, staff, industry experts, and suppliers from around the world. The week-long spring program for terrain park professionals features on-hill and classroom workshops, with a continued focus on the business of terrain parks, risk management, design/build, and much more. Plus, participants receive on-hill, one-on-one coaching and demos of the latest machines and snow management systems from PistenBully and Prinoth. Camp is a five-day, all-inclusive program and includes four nights of lodging, meals, classroom sessions, on-hill workshops, on-hill building and coaching, airport transfers to and from PDX airport, networking activities, grooming demos, and a welcome bag. Learn more at saminfo.com/cutters-camp.

Check out Episodes 42 through 47 of The Blade Dive, all recorded at Cutter's Camp 2022.

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  • Struggling with staffing, motivating your team, or maintaining a positive outlook? Listen to our "Moving Mountain Operations Forward" Huddle on PodSAM, where we discuss burn-out, staffing and so much more. Paul Thallner of High Peaks Group also chimes in with tips to help keep managers and their staff focused, happy, and productive. Peruse all our Huddle podcasts at saminfo.com/podSAM