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.

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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.

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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

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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. 

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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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When is the right time to invest capital? How best to predict and/or assess the ROI? Who should lead the project? These questions and more are chewed on with Kris Blomback GM of Pats Peak and longtime Powdr executive Jody Churich in episode 4. 

Episode 5 of PodSAM is slated for release in July and will feature John Rice of Sierra-at-Tahoe and Kris Blomback of Pats Peak on the topic of risk management. 

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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Control expenses or drive revenue? It depends. Episode 3 features Barb Green of Pennsylvania's Blue Mountain and Bill Jensen of Telluride discussing financial and revenue management. Tune in for an array of advice for middle managers hoping to jump from budgeting a department to driving resort wide revenue. 

Episode 4 featuring Jody Churich of Powdr and Kris Blomback of Pats Peak is slated for release in late June. 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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What if the highway leading to your mountain gets severed? Yes. That happened. How do you ask for help when a problem is unsolvable within your current team? What creates a shared problem solving culture? This episode delves deep into the experiences of John Rice of Sierra-at-Tahoe and Blaise Carrig of Vail Resorts on the topic of problem solving.

Episode 3 featuring Bill Jensen of Telluride and Barb Green of Blue Mountain is slated for release in June. 

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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Headed to Marco Island for NSAA 2018? Make PodSAM a part of your inflight entertainment and be subscribed for the rest of the season.

Episode 1 with Bill Jensen and Jody Churich is currently live. Episode 2 will be out later in May. Until then here's a quick snippet of what's on tap from Blaise Carrig and John Rice.

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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What is the difference between leadership and management? How do Jensen and Churich spot good managers? What advice do they have for the next generation? The podcast version of SAM's Summit Series is underway. Episode 2 is slated for release in the middle of May. 

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 launching in partnership with Alex Kaufman of the Wintry Mix Podcast

PodSAM theme music is by Breakmaster Cylinder. 

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Listen and learn.

PodSAM will be launching with a six episode run derived from SAM's (Ski Area Management) Summit Series, which brought together industry leaders via conference call to share best practices and stories from their careers with an audience of up and comers. 

There will likely be future PodSAM audio series on this channel over the months and years, so be sure to subscribe. For the spring and summer of 2018 we’ll be hearing from John Rice, General Manager of Sierra at Tahoe, Blaise Carrig, Senior Advisor of Vail Resorts Mountain Division, Jody Churich, Executive VP at Powdr Corp and Woodward, Bill Jensen, CEO and Partner at Telluride, Barb Green, President of Blue Mountain, and Kris Blomback, GM at Pats Peak.

These conversations moderated by Paul Thallner of High Peaks Group provide a rare deep dive inside the minds of some of the most experienced players in ski area operation. Topics include management skills, problem solving techniques, finance, capital planning and risk. 

The first full episode of PodSAM is slated to be published a week prior to the NSAA Convention. We’ll drop new episodes after that throughout the spring and summer.

The launch of PodSAM is in partnership with Alex Kaufman of the Wintry Mix Podcast. Theme music is by Breakmaster Cylinder. Share this with a colleague, subscribe where you get pods, visit saminfo.com for details on the Summit Series and thanks for tuning in.   

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