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<br /> INTERNATIONAL<br /> TECHNOLOGY<br /> Outlook<br /> explorers<br /> Investigating the tricky<br /> business of weather<br /> prediction – and the<br /> value of a good forecast<br /> APR L 2013<br /> I<br /> To the rescue<br /> How your investment in<br /> snowmaking paid off during<br /> the 2012/2013 season<br /> Piste envoys<br /> Teams from St Moritz to<br /> Beaver Creek tell us how<br /> they complete their<br /> grooming missions<br /> TIME<br /> BOMB<br /> “If we don’t improve our success rate in<br /> converting first-timers, the consequences<br /> for the ski industry will be explosive”<br /> Michael Berry, NSAA president<br /> CHINA: CAN GENTING RESORT SECRET GARDEN BRING THE WEST TO THE EAST?<br /> 600 SCR<br /> 06588-2013/01 sons.<br /> Conquer the mountain!<br /> The new PistenBully 600 SCR<br /> More power, less consumption –<br /> the latest generation of the PistenBully 600 SCR.<br /> <a title="Winter Sports Technology International April 2013 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3b6093ac?page=1"> INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGY Outlook explorers Inves</a> <a title="Winter Sports Technology International April 2013 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3b6093ac?page=2"> 600 SCR 06588-2013/01 sons. 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Open seasons A new gondola ropeway</a> <a title="Winter Sports Technology International April 2013 page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3b6093ac?page=9"> wwhahta'st'snenwew? Image courtesy of Paul Morri</a> <a title="Winter Sports Technology International April 2013 page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3b6093ac?page=10"> what's new? 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