January 2019

Summer Rising

Summer visits and revenues are increasingly important, but rapid growth is also challenging resorts in unimagined ways. First in a series.

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Summer Rising
January 2019

Summer Rising

Summer visits and revenues are increasingly important, but rapid growth is also challenging resorts in unimagined ways. First in a series.
January 9, 2019
A Big Year for Lifts
January 2019

A Big Year for Lifts

Humongous installations, the first eight-pack bubble, and four new direct-drive lifts highliht an active construction season.
January 9, 2019
Consolidation, Round Two: Threats and Opportunities
January 2019

Consolidation, Round Two: Threats and Opportunities

Thoughts on consolidation.
January 9, 2019
At Stowe Mountain Resort, Vt., the Spruce Peak area has a variety of multi-use buildings and outdoor spaces that host concerts and festivals in summer. This space turns into an ice skating rink in winter.
January 2019

Summer Ops 2.0: The Adventure Continues

When everyone has "stuff," how can a resort offer a unique experience? Differentiation through programming and branding are key.
January 9, 2019
The Rossignol Cande electric mountain bike in action.
January 2019

Electric Bikes: Fad or Future?

Like fat skis for powder, e-bikes are revolutionizing mountain biking. Surprisingly, some MTB hotbeds are on board. So is the Forest Service.
January 9, 2019
Non-Profit Ski Areas
January 2019

Non-Profit Ski Areas

Local ski hills are the breeding ground for new skiers and riders. Increasingly, non-profits are taking control and running the show. First of a series...
January 9, 2019
SAM Summit Series 2019—Part I: Communication Skills
January 2019

SAM Summit Series 2019—Part I: Communication Skills

Year two of this leadership program begins with confessions and advice.
January 9, 2019
Rental Buyer's Guide :: January 2019
January 2019

Rental Buyer's Guide :: January 2019

An overview of what's new and noteworthy in ski and snowboard rental gear.
January 9, 2019
Taking It to The Streets
January 2019

Taking It to The Streets

Quebec's Mysnow Experience brings the mountain right into the city.
January 9, 2019
Publisher's Memo :: January 2019
January 2019

Publisher's Memo :: January 2019

A word from SAM publisher, Olivia Rowan.
January 9, 2019
On the Road :: January 2019
January 2019

On the Road :: January 2019

Sights and scenes from fall trade shows and events.
January 9, 2019
News & Views :: January 2019
January 2019

News & Views :: January 2019

Thoughts on consolidation, plus people and supplier news.
January 9, 2019
Season Pass Partners
January 2019

Season Pass Partners

Do multi-area passes benefit everyone? Epic and Ikon partners weigh in.
January 9, 2019
How, And Why, Standards Evolve
January 2019

How, And Why, Standards Evolve

Proposals to incorporate new technology or address existing issues come from many sources.
January 9, 2019
Mountain Spy :: January 2019
January 2019

Mountain Spy :: January 2019

Can I use Snowfeet at your area?
January 9, 2019
New Products :: January 2019
January 2019

New Products :: January 2019

A collection of the latest technology and tools aimed at refining operations and improving the guest experience.
January 9, 2019
Aiming for 100-Percent Renewables
January 2019

Aiming for 100-Percent Renewables

While Vail Resorts buys big wind in Nebraska, Jim MacInnes sets his sights on a bigger goal.
January 9, 2019
Practical Metallurgy
January 2019

Practical Metallurgy

It's important that ski area mech techs have a solid understanding of the metals they're using.
January 9, 2019
Task Management
January 2019

Task Management

Feeling overwhelmed? Gain control of your to-do list with these simple tips.
January 9, 2019
Idea Files :: January 2019
January 2019

Idea Files :: January 2019

Past, present, and future tips.
January 9, 2019