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May 1997

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Grooming Vehicles 1997

A look at what the manufacturers are offering in on-snow vehicles for the 1997-98 season. Includes table of grooming vehicle statistics.
SAM interviews new Forest Service Chief Michael Dombeck to find out what's ahead for the crucial relationship between the ski industry and its largest ...
Adventure Ridge, Vail's new mid-mountain playground, offers an abundance of activities to occupy guests in the evening: snowmobiling, snowtubing, ice s...
Renowned ropeway engineer Bob Heron has made an indelible mark on the ski industry during a remarkable career filled with firsts. Includes "A Lift to V...
Rod Hanna, Internet guru at Steamboat, Colo., says the Internet will be the sales and marketing tool of the future. He outlines the ways Steamboat is u...
Guidelines for purchasing, installing, testing and maintaining snowmaking hydrants.
When the author made the surprising discovery that roller chain used on ski lifts--or any type of people carrier--was not covered by an ANSI code, he w...
Innovative and creative ideas from ski areas around the country: diapers to control oil leaks in the Midwest, spare tire fencing from Kissing Bridge, N...
Free skiing is just not enough in today's competitive job market to attract and retain employees. Ski areas around the country are building housing, ha...
Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in western Pennsylvania was already rated one of the top ten spas in the country, offering a wide range of spring, summer an...
New lift technology is everywhere: a Poma detachable double for Ruthie's Run at Aspen, Squaw Valley, Calif., gets North America's first funitel from Ga...
The National Skier/Boarder Opinion Survey (NSOS) shows that one of the most dramatic changes on the slopes is in the makeup of the snowboarding populat...
Liz Ambrosino, executive assistant to president Brian Fairbank at Jiminy Peak, Mass., wears many hats with enthusiasm, creativity and boundless patienc...
Ski industry personnel and companies have donated equipment and services to bring skiing to the Double "H" Hole in the Woods Ranch near Glens Falls, N....
An examination of the issue of helmet usage, a growing trend in the industry. After examining the pros and cons, respected safety specialist Norm Sotha...
SAM's annual spring review of the 1996-97 ski season. For the most part underwhelming, it was pretty good in the Midwest and Rocky Mountains and pretty...
How and why NSAA came into being 35 years ago at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs.
A cautionary note based on societal dynamics as the ski industry seeks market growth, and a call for realistic goals in the pursuit of the youth market...