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April 2018

  • Coaster Appeal

    More and more four-season resorts are choosing mountain coasters as a way to increase revenues and enhance their brand as a premier recreation destination 

    By Mark Halsall

    These days, an increasing number of ski resorts are adding attractions to beef up their appeal as popular year-round recreation destinations. When it comes to summer customers, offerings like mountain bike parks, zip lines and aerial adventure courses are a popular draw, but the hottest ticket right now may be the alpine coaster. 

  • Ski Resorts Across North America are Going RFID And Loving It!

    By Deb Smith

    For decades, radio frequency identification (RFID) technology has been part of the culture on ski hills across Europe. With many different inter-connected operators, and skiers wanting to access them all, it was critical to develop a one-pass system that tracked usage for apportioning the cost of the passes. That hasn’t been an issue in North America,

  • Summerize It!

    Prepare your snowmobile for its annual rest

    By Mike Stimpson

    It’s common knowledge that bears hibernate, and in autumn they prepare for hibernation by foraging for the food to build fat for sustenance through the cold winter months.

    Well, your snowmobile does what you might call a “reverse hibernation.” It lays dormant in the warmer months, after the days of traversing snow-covered terrain are over. 

  • Walking with Poles

    Nordic walking is a popular fitness activity in Europe that started out as a cross-training activity for skiers. Here’s why it’s catching on in North America.

    By Mark Halsall

    Even in the cold of winter, people are often looking for different activities to do that provide great outdoor exercise. There are tried and true options like skiing and skating, of course, but there’s one up-and-coming activity you may not even know about that doesn’t need deep powder or a frozen pond. 

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Even though we're branching out in the content we cover, SnowOps will still be your only North American publication dedicated to bringing you the snow grooming information you want to know. You'll still find grooming stories, the latest technology, volunteer experiences and more in SnowOps. Now, you'll be getting all that and more.