A year has passed since the world shut down, and we are seeing light at the end of the tunnel. What lies ahead? The pandemic forced an altered perspective on how we live, work, and play. How much of this will remain once the world opens up again? And how can this inform your decision making as you consider near- and long-term plans for your operations?

On this episode, we explore the predominant trends that are influencing conversations about the future including consumer changes and outdoor participation trends.

This conversation was supported by Doppelmayr.

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Covid accelerated the adoption of new technologies. On this episode, operators discuss how it impacted operations, staffing, guest behavior, and guest expectations, and what the means for the future.

This episode is supported by Aspenware, Axess, and Flaik.

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Season passes are an important element of mountain resorts' business. For a second spring in a row, we are faced with figuring out how the pandemic will impact this revenue stream.

On this episode, we talk with report operators about how they’re approaching their 2021-22 season pass sales, and how this season is informing their approach.

January 12, 2021

Ep. 53: New Year, New Huddle

Welcome to 2021! It’s a new year and it’s time to ask about the state of business at this stage of the pandemic. How did COVID mitigation plans work out over the holiday week?

We also welcome New Jersey Representative Josh Gottheimer to break down the latest COVID relief bill passed by Congress and how it will impact mountain resort operators.

The SAM Magazine Huddles are virtual conversations where operators can share ideas, challenges, and solutions. Join the conversation at www.saminfo.com/huddle

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

This special episode comes from Christian Knapp, former CMO of Aspen Snowmass, as he shares the State of Marketing During the Pandemic from the November issue of SAM Magazine.

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We've spent 8 months thinking, talking, and planning. Now it's November and we're putting those plans into action. It's time for a reality check. 

The SAM Magazine Huddles are virtual conversations where operators can share ideas, challenges, and solutions. Join the conversation at www.saminfo.com/huddle.

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Smaller, local ski areas are vital to our industry. They also might be the most vulnerable this winter, with limited facilities and resources with which to address the challenges this winter will present.

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It has never been more important for close coordination between the rental department and snowsports school. Both face issues of social distancing and face covering while performing personal services, sometimes in very close proximity to guests. Nick Herrin, CEO of PSIA-AASI, co-hosts this panel discussion talking through creative solutions to the season ahead.

This episode is supported by Aspenware.

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On this episode, we talk about Industry Sustainability with mentors Amy Ohran, president and general manager, Boreal and Soda Springs, Calif.; Jeff Boliba, vice president of global resorts, Burton; and Brad Wilson, general manager, Bogus Basin, Idaho.

The Summit Series is supported by MountainGuard.

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