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Meet the Mentees

Thank you to everyone who applied and nominated potential mentees into the Summit Series program. We have a wonderful group of mentees participating in year three of the program. The Mentees Mark...

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Meet the Mentors

Year three of the Summit Series brings together mentors from across the U.S., from large and small resorts, independent and corporate, day visit and destination markets, to share their experiences...

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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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High Peaks

The Professional Enrichment and Knowledge (PEAK) Navigator program is designed for mountain resort leaders who have direct reports (typically manager-level or above) and are looking to make a bigger impact at their resort. The PEAK Navigator program enables participants to see the behaviors they use most often in their leadership role, measuring those specific behaviors that create a culture of high engagement and performance.

We are incredibly fortunate to have two wonderful facilitators and partners in the Summit Series program, which would not run without their support.

Year two of the Summit Series brought 10 up-and-comers together with 9 great mentors. Read their conversations through the articles printed in SAM.

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

For year two of the SAM Summit Series, we were very fortunate to have nine incredibly respected and influential leaders serving as mentors to a group of 10 up-and-coming resort staffers. This group of accomplished individuals leverages their knowledge and experience to collectively help guide, mentor, and advise the participants throughout the Summit Series.

Thank you to this esteemed group of mentors for taking the time to encourage and grow our industy's future 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.