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March 2017

 

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Smart Cats: Grooming Tech 2017

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Snow management systems are bringing a new level of sophistication and efficiency to grooming operations.

Bright Ideas

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End-of-season planning is a key part of your year-round business operations. Here are six steps tohelp get the most from your efforts.

SIA Editor's Picks

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SAM trolled the halls at the SIA Snow Show to find the newest, coolest products products for resorts and their customers.

The Guest Experience is the New Marketing

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Focus on raising your Net Promoter Scores and watch your profits grow.

Family Values

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A look at programs that keep kids happy, off snow as well as on, during the day and in the evenings, whether they ski or ride, or not.

Employee housing has become a pressing issue for resorts nationwide. Communities and areas are taking a variety of steps in response.

Construction Site :: March 2017

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Projects include slope re-grading, employee housing, and efficiency improvements.

Idea Files :: March 2017

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SAM's favorite three ideas from 2016: battery saver, tiller mover, and a conveyor gallery/greenhouse.

Publisher's Memo :: Grooming Our Future

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As the ski industry’s leaders reach retirement age, preparing their successors for the next step is paramount. While succession planning sounds intimidating, it simply means putting a plan in place for choosing the new leaders in your organization and giving them the tools they need to excel.

At last year’s NSAA annual convention, NSAA president Michael Berry said that 37 percent of ski industry GMs are now over the age of 60, and that within the next five years at least half of this group will retire, taking with them a collective total of almost 3,000 years of operating experience.

Industry Report :: March 2017

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BERRY RETIRING, NSAA SEEKS SUCCESSOR... NEW YORK TO INVEST MILLIONS AT GORE AND WHITEFACE... INNTOPIA ACQUIRES DESTIMETRICS... NSAA REGIONAL EVENTS UPBEAT... PEOPLE... SUPPLIER NEWS... OBITUARIES

Sam on the Road :: March 2017

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NSAA WEST, Steamboat, Colo., Jan. 16-19 ... NSAA EAST, Mount Snow,Vt., Jan 31 - Feb. 1 ... ACCT Conference, Savannah, Ga., Feb.2-5 ... SIA Snow Show, Denver, Jan.26-29 ... Ski Vermont Media Day, Sugarbush, Vt., Feb. 7

Life is a Carnival

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In spring, guests' fancies turn to music, beer, barbeques, and pond skimming.

Stay Healthy, My Friends

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Bristol Mountain, N.Y., aims to be the most nutritious resort in the world.

THE QUESTION: “I’M A DECENT SKIER, BUT I’VE NEVER SKIED POWDER BEFORE AND IT LOOKS AWESOME, BUT I HEAR IT’S DIFFERENT. WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW?”

Blue Pages :: March 2017

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SIA, OR SHOWS RIPE FOR REVOLUTION... MOUNTAIN OF CASH... RED SEES GREEN... RIP SKIING MAGAZINE... TRUMPED UP