On this episode of PodSAM we're going green and talking sustainability with Summit Series mentors Rich Burkley, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, Aspen Skiing Co., Kim Locke, Vice President, Lake Louise, Alberta, and Peggy Hiller, Vice President of Operations, Arapahoe Basin, Colo.

This six episode run of Summit Series podcasts are supported by MountainGuard and Leitner Poma. Catch up by listening to episode 10 and check out year one of the Summit Series in episodes 1-6.

The PodSAM theme music is by Breakmaster Cylinder. Our podcast advisor is Alex Kaufman, the Wintry Mix podcast guy.

Where did you learn to ski or ride? Was it a small community ski hill? Listen as Mt. Ashland general manager, Hiram Towle, recounts his story of community mountains coming back to life.

The PodSAM theme music is by Breakmaster Cylinder. Our podcast advisor is Alex Kaufman, the Wintry Mix podcast guy.

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Play or elsewhere and stay up to date on industry happenings at saminfo.com.

"We're talking to our core audience and we're offering them a really great product at a really fair price, but the folks that want to just show up on a Saturday with zero planning? They are not getting a good price and I think there is some loss there and that's something we need to think about as an industry."

So let's get thinking about it, starting with this conversation on growth between Summit Series mentors Ben Doornbos, GM of Nubs Nub, MI., Kim Mayhew, President and COO of Solitude Mountain Resort, UT., and Russ Coloton, President of Hunter Mountain, NY.

This six episode run of Summit Series podcasts are supported by MountainGuard and Leitner Poma. Catch up by listening to episode 10 and check out year one of the Summit Series in episodes 1-6.

The PodSAM theme music is by Breakmaster Cylinder. Our podcast advisor is Alex Kaufman, the Wintry Mix podcast guy.

April 5, 2019

Ep11: #MyFirstMountain

Where did you learn to ski or ride? Listen as ski industry leaders share their mishaps, moving experiences, and leave you thinking about your first day on snow and wondering how Jay Peak's JJ Toland ended up in the industry. 

The PodSAM theme music is by Breakmaster Cylinder. Our podcast advisor is Alex Kaufman, the Wintry Mix podcast guy.

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Play or elsewhere and stay up to date on industry happenings at saminfo.com.

How do you talk the talk? Skilled communication takes just that, skills. On the first episode of year two of the Summit Series, we dive into the ins and outs of communication with NSAA president, Kelly Pawlak, Steve Wright, GM of Jay Peak, VT., and Jay Scambio, GM of Loon Mountain, NH. 

This six episode run of Summit Series podcasts are supported by MountainGuard and Leitner Poma. Catch up by listening to year one of the Summit Series in episodes 1-6.

The PodSAM theme music is by Breakmaster Cylinder. Our podcast advisor is Alex Kaufman, the Wintry Mix podcast guy.

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts and Google Play or elsewhere and stay up to date on industry happenings at saminfo.com.

On this episode of PodSAM we kick off #MyFirstMountain and look behind the scenes at year two of the Summit Series with Dr. Natalie Ooi of Colorado State University and Paul Thallner of High Peaks Group.

The PodSAM theme music is by Breakmaster Cylinder.

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts and Google Play or elsewhere and stay up to date on industry happenings at saminfo.com.

The SAM team hit the Northeast Winter Weather Summit held at Stratton Mountain, Vt., to talk about everyone's favorite small talk subject, the weather! 

The PodSAM theme music is by Breakmaster Cylinder.

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts and Google Play or elsewhere and stay up to date on industry happenings at saminfo.com.

Alex has handed over the reins to the SAM team and this is our first (beta) podcast.

We talk with Dave Meeker, senior editor, and Sarah Wojcik, associate editor, about the November issue of SAM, plans for the future, and get in a little Q&A with the attendees at the New England Summit Conference and Trade Show at Sunday River in Maine.

Listen to this episode so you can say "I listened when they weren't even good at podcasting yet!"

The PodSAM theme music is by Breakmaster Cylinder.

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts and Google Play or elsewhere and stay up to date on industry happenings at saminfo.com.

The final episode of this year's Summit Series invites the mentees to pose questions to the mentors.

Episodes 3-6 of PodSAM have been supported by MountainGuard and Axess

Subscribe to PodSAM on apple podcasts, google play or wherever you listen to podcasts. 

PodSAM is the new podcasting space of SAM (Ski Area Management) Magazine and was launched in partnership with Alex Kaufman of the Wintry Mix Podcast

PodSAM theme music is by Breakmaster Cylinder.

The landscape of mountain leadership is continuing to change and in an effort to open up the avenues of shared knowledge, SAM is gearing up to launch year two of the Summit Series. This program is an effort to connect the next generation of leaders of the mountain resort industry with the leaders of today. Want to get involved? Visit saminfo.com/summitseries for more information.

Between now and then stay tuned to PodSAM as we test out some new audio formats to bring listeners behind the scenes of the magazine and live updates from industry gatherings. 

Safety is no accident.

Our industry employs heavy machinery and human beings operating outdoors on mountainsides in harsh weather. This episode is packed with helpful tips and illuminating anecdotes to help your ski area mitigate risk.

Episode 6 of PodSAM is slated for release in August and will be a bit different than the previous 5. We'll hear direct from the mentees! Between now and then Wintry Mix will return as well so be subscribed. 

Episode 3-6 of PodSAM is supported by MountainGuard and Axess

Subscribe to PodSAM on apple podcasts, google play or wherever you listen to podcasts. 

PodSAM is the new podcasting space of SAM (Ski Area Management) Magazine and is currently in partnership with Alex Kaufman of the Wintry Mix Podcast

PodSAM theme music is by Breakmaster Cylinder. 

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