New book - Snow Guns Before Sunrise: A Peek Behind the Veil of Ski Resort Operations
I've just published a new book about ski resort operations which I think will be of interest to some of you. It's a behind-the-scenes look at how ski resorts really run, covering senior management, grooming, snowmaking, patrol, lift maintenance, basic metrics, and more. "Day-in-the-life" narratives combine with real-world anecdotes from industry pros to keep things lively. It's geared mainly toward passionate & curious skiers, and anyone thinking about a career in the industry. Though I hope it will provide an interesting perspective for folks in the industry as well.
Check it out at https://www.amazon.com/dp/1981700773/ (ebook also available, but not linked with the paperback yet - see http://a.co/ctm1CPp )
It was a joy to write about my passion for the ski industry, so I hope it's also a joy to read!
From the "Back of the Book:"
Ever wonder what it's like to operate a snowcat, or even run the whole show as a ski resort General Manager? Snowguns Before Sunrise will let you in on the secrets as you walk,and ski, in the shoes of ski industry insiders to see what really goes on behind the scenes. Complete with job descriptions, "a-day-in-the-life-of"details, and anecdotes from industry professionals, you'll discover everything you wanted to know, and then some, about the inner workings of a ski resort. Get a glimpse of the complexity of the ski operation and its many moving parts, and explore the mystique of working in the mountains for the sake of skiing. Learn the metrics by which a ski area measures success, and read about the"unsung heroes" behind the scenes. Every other business venture is made boring in the shadow of the ski industry. Whether you're a curious skier,an industry professional, or you're thinking about a career in the ski industry, Snowguns Before Sunrise is your insider's guide.