Bob’s Bits for August 2023

Bob’s Bits for August 2023

Halfway through August and seeing ski areas post their opening days for the 2023/2024 season. Wow, where did summer go? From a Northern New England perspective, it has been one with significant water challenges, too much, making on-hill work and new construction tough. It is the weather, stupid, something you can’t control.

Steep is happy to have an article written by the ARENA SlopeManagement folks explaining the system. ARENA brings a new approach to sustainability by enabling data-backed management of a ski area’s snowmaking. ARENA does everything from hardware to data collection and analysis to provide a master plan for your snowmaking slope by slope.

This month also brings information to the table about demoing MountainOffice via the online demo of the web-based app, which enables ski areas to do about 90% of the functionality of MountainOffice via a mobile device. Also a story about a day at the mountain that goes full circle thanks to SmartMountain.

Steep looks forward to seeing Northeastern folks in September at the NE Summit in Portland, ME, or at SKI NY – SKIPA EXPO in Lake Placid, NY.  Please stop by the Steep Management booth at either show, and we’d be happy to share MountainOffice, SmartMountain, and ARENA SlopeManagement with you.