Articles

Capital Suggestions


Ski Area Management January 2022

Capital investments are a critical aspect of master planning for any resort – and the amount of data that can inform these decisions has dramatically risen in the last 10 years. So where does one begin?

SE Group has been guiding ski areas and resorts through capital planning since its inception in 1958. And in this article for Ski Area Management, CEO Kent Sharp joins a panel of experts to talk about growth and maintenance capital in this ever-changing environment.

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Unpack Your Assumptions


Ski Area Management November 2021

COVID has forced a broad rethinking of resort operations, the guest experience, and the use of space. In this article for Ski Area Management, Carolyn McShea and Claire Humber examine the operational assumptions that COVID disproved – and how resorts can continue to turn last year’s challenges into this year’s opportunities.

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Lift-Served Mountain Biking


NSAA Journal  Summer 2021

SE Group’s  Patrick Olstad and Drew Pollck-Bruce co-authored an article about the potential for lift-served mountain biking growth opportunities at ski areas and mountain resorts. Their findings are based on the insights and trends identified in a national survey of current riders and guests.

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Montpelier Elementary School Playground


Advocate, Vermont Recreation and Parks Association Newsletter Summer 2020

SE Group’s Tom Hand and Drew Pollak-Bruce provide insight to the recently completed Montpelier Union Elementary School Playground project, and how the new design achieves key upgrades to the school facilities and grounds while providing education and play opportunities for students and the community at large.

 

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Moving Forward


Ski Area Management magazine

SE Group’s Claire Humber, along with Collaboratory’s Regina Connell and Bull Stockwell Allen’s John Ashworth, discuss best practices as resorts begin to re-open during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Adventure Continues


Ski Area Management  January 2019

Claire Humber and Jason Hoover, along with Maura Trumble of Cottle Carr Yaw Architects, have authored an article about the need for a shift in focus to summer operations at mountain resorts.

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Inside the Complex World of Ski Resort Design


In an interview with Architectural Digest, SE Group team members discuss the art and science of planning mountain resorts.

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It’s all uphill now for Aspen-Snowmass


The Aspen Times details SE Group’s work with the City of Aspen develop a recreation plan that will provide recommendations, goals and policies for various forms of uphill recreation, whether it’s skiing, backcountry touring, hiking, or mountain biking.

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Uncover the Magic of Your Park


Adventure Park Insider | Winter 2019

SE Group Landscape Architect Adam Portz writes about how the outdoor environment of adventure parks can enhance the guest experience beyond adrenaline, challenge, and thrill.

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Introducing the Beavers and the Steep Gullies


Travis Beck, Director of Environmental Services, spoke with the NSAA Journal about the expansion project at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area. SE Group partnered with Arapahoe Basin to help respond to public concerns, find alternatives to minimize impact, and navigate the planning and permitting with regard to the National Environmental Policy Act.

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