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The Snow Industry Letter (TSIL) provides readers with a summary of the latest snow industry (and related) news in a simple, easy to read format. We know you are busy but want to keep up-to-date. Let us find the information you need. We aggregate industry news into short articles and email the newsletter to you weekly. All you have to do is open your mail to stay in the know. Simple!
Links to some stories of interest:
Pandemic Wilderness Explorers Are Straining Search and Rescue
Leadville’s gear-lending “library” is tearing down barriers to build a new generation of outdoor adventurers
Steep Skiing Pioneer Patrick Vallençant’s Motto Was: You Fall, You Die
How the Olympics Turned China on to Skiing
The Spanish ski resort turning a blind eye to climate change
Ski industry clientele got younger more diverse during Covid
TSIL Subscription Plans
A corporate subscription costs $400. For companies with multiple resorts, each additional resort will be $200. Each resort may share the newsletter with department heads or on a “need-to-know” basis.Subscribe
The price for a small company or resort with less than 20 full time employees is $150. Also sharable on a “need-to-know” basis.Subscribe
An associate membership costs $40 and is for ski clubs and those who are interested in the latest snow industry news but don’t otherwise receive TSIL.
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TSIL is one of the longest running publications in the industry. It was founded by Bill Tanler, who also founded Ski Tech, Ski Racing and Ski Travel. Its mission has never changed. Only now it gets to you faster.
Industry veteran journalists I. William Berry and Craig Altschul took over TSIL in 1981 with Berry as publisher and editor. In the 1980s and early 90s, the newsletter was mailed 12 times a year in a 12 page format.
When Berry died in 1994, his son Greg operated TSIL for two years and then sold it to two other industry veterans, Bob Gillen and Lois Friedland in 1996. Gillen had been a well-respected marketing and public relations professional at several ski areas, including Crested Butte, Stowe Mountain Resort and Sugarbush Resort. He served as publisher and Friedland was editor-in-chief.
In the 90s, the mailed newsletter became a faxletter and as the internet and email became more available, it eventually switched to all email.
While the methods of delivery have changed, our mission has not. Timely, informative and honest coverage of the news that affects you.