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The Mentees

For year two of the SAM Summit Series, we are very fortunate to have ten up-and-coming leaders in the mountain resort industry as our mentees. These mentees either applied or were nominated...

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The Mentors

For year two of the SAM Summit Series, we are very fortunate to have nine incredibly respected and influential leaders serving as mentors to a group of 10 up-and-coming resort staffers. This...

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The Program

The landscape of leadership in the mountain resort industry is poised for upheaval as the old guard retire and the new generation of leaders move up through the industry. SAM is...

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(image) Three mentors answer tough questions, posed by a group of inquiring young managers, about handling thorny issues around risk.

(image) Resort leaders speak frankly about the essentials for sustainable resorts: commitment, culture, collaboration, and a champion.

Season two of the SAM Summit Series kicked off in November with a new group of 10 talented up-and-comers who were chosen from dozens of nominations gathered in the fall. This group will benefit from the insights and knowledge of an incredible collection of 10 industry leaders who will serve as advisers throughout the series.
(image) In year two of the SAM Summit Series—a collaborative leadership development project where industry up-and-comers learn from respected resort bigwigs—our 10 mentees take a more active role in the program, increasing their opportunities to learn the ropes from 10 renowned industry leaders.

PodSAM is the podcast channel of SAM Magazine. This channel began as an off-season project in partnership with Alex Kaufman, the Wintry Mix Podcast guy, and launched with a six-episode run of the Summit Series Leadership Development program. The second run of the Summit Series is in the works, but until then we're trying our hand at serving up content to support the mountain resort industry in this new format and bring listeners behind the scenes of our flagship magazine.