Summer Operations: Pricing Summer July 28, 2015

Make money at a ski mountain in summer? Absolutely!  And it’s never been easier with so many summer options available.  But how to price and  which attractions to include can be confusing.  Read the latest article from SAM magazine about “Pricing Summer” and then consult with the experts!  No one…Keep Reading

Summer Operations : Animating the Park July 10, 2015

“In the summer, it’s more about a mosaic of products and experiences.  It’s important to ask yourself, what’s our mosaic going to look like.” So advises Charles Blier, GM of Camelback Resort, one of the foremost ski resorts in the country with a bevy of summer operations. Check out the latest…Keep Reading

Advantages in Summer Activities at Ski Mountains May 12, 2015

The Benefits of Re-Positioning to a Multi-Season Resort

Climate change and competition for leisure dollars are the two reasons why summer activities, and the resulting re-positioning of winter resorts as multi-season resorts, are necessary. What that means for each individual resort, though, is different.

I imagine there are a few mountains that…Keep Reading

Add “Wow” to the Water May 12, 2015

At many aquatic facilities today, you probably notice a vast difference in size and scope from years ago. Designs have evolved from basic, rectangular-shaped pools equipped with a simple waterslide into expansive architectural settings that boast a resort-like feel, complete with larger waterpark thrills.

“If a ride or pool type was originally only designed for a large-scale waterpark, it…Keep Reading

Surf Simulators Take Center Wave May 6, 2015

As the amount of indoor waterpark square footage and number of outdoor waterparks increase in 2014 and 2015, many new parks are looking to the latest trend in recreational water entertainment to set them apart. Simulated surf machines provide a skill-based entertainment option and spectator sport. They are popular with…Keep Reading

Indoor Waterparks a Hot Commodity for 2015 May 6, 2015

Operators ride waves of financing as waterpark resorts pique interest

U.S. waterpark industry continues to swell, buoyed by increased lending and innovative attractions and the indoor waterpark in particular, is a hot commodity which saw rapid growth last year. According to a new report from Hotel & Leisure Advisors, 14 facilities…Keep Reading

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