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Perspective and views on the recent mega-mergers and what it all means for resorts nationwide.

Published in May 2017

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.

Published in March 2017

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

Published in March 2017

JUST HANGING OUT... FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN... SHORTSWINGS

Published in January 2017

QUESTIONS (AND ANSWERS) ABOUT LIFT SAFETY... VAIL RESORTS: HOW BIG CAN IT BECOME?... WARREN MILLER: THE FREEDOM OF SKIING... JAY LOOKS AHEAD DESPITE EB-5 WOES... CHANGES IN STORE FOR SIA SNOW SHOW

Published in November 2016

VAIL’S WHISTLER DEAL HAS GLOBAL IMPACTS... THIS TRAIL GOES RIGHT AND LEFT... READY FOR A POSSIBLY SNOWY WINTER?   WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER... RED TAKES FUNDING ROUTE LESS TRAVELED... IT’S ALL A MATTER OF TRUST... TONGA AIMS FOR WINTER OLYMPICS

Published in September 2016

It turns out that Millennial staff are not your problem, but the way you are managing them may be.

Published in September 2016

A year ago we kicked off a new series in SAM, called Trailblazers. It highlights those who have had the courage and creativity to see opportunity where others saw obstacles. These are individuals who have forged new ways of doing business, advancing the industry and inspiring many to follow in their footsteps.

Additional Info

  • Author Olivia Rowan
  • Volume 55-3
  • Page 10
Published in May 2016

JAY AND BURKE: GOOD INTENTIONS GONE BAD

When Jay Peak, Vt., owner Bill Stenger championed the EB-5 foreign investor program as a way to develop and create jobs in Vermont’s employment-starved Northeast Kingdom, he was praised as a visionary. His relatively silent partner in this renaissance was Florida businessman Ariel Quiros, who initially reached an agreement with Stenger to purchase Jay Peak in 2006. Then in 2008, purchase it he did—but didn’t use the right account to pay for it.

Additional Info

  • Author The Editors
  • Volume 55-3
  • Page 77
Published in May 2016

SUMMER BUSINESS: A SHARED EXPERIENCE
The Assembly, conceived and run by Denver-based DestiMetrics, has quickly become a staple of the annual mountain tourism seminar cycle. Held Jan. 29 in Denver during the SIA Snow Show, this year’s summer-focused symposium, “Balancing the Peaks and Valleys of Mountain Tourism,” highlighted the community-wide nature of summer visits and the impact of the sharing economy on the traditional lodging business.

Published in March 2016
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