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<br /> INTERNATIONAL<br /> APR L 2012<br /> I<br /> TECHNOLOGY<br /> Russian revolution<br /> The US$15 billion mega project to put the<br /> North Caucasus on the snow sports map<br /> High-wire acts<br /> How the unbeatable ROI from ziplines makes<br /> them a must-have visitor attraction<br /> Italian renaissance<br /> The inside track on Courmayeur's new<br /> Doppelmayr lift installation<br /> The digital age<br /> Why turning to DOOH signage will boost<br /> incomes and transform the guest experience<br /> ARTIFICIAL<br /> INTELLIGENCE<br /> The innovative efficiency advances<br /> in snow production to ensure<br /> it'll be all white on the night<br /> EXCLUSIVE: IS VERMONT'S JAY PEAK THE NEXT BEAST IN THE US EAST?<br /> Almost new.<br /> Highly coveted<br /> from the start.<br /> BOUND TO BE THE BEST.<br /> PistenBuly select are the<br /> *new stars*<br /> in the PistenBuly sky.<br /> SAM 2012 Grenoble<br /> Come and see <a title="Winter Sports Technology International - April 2012 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/84a5be6e?page=1"> INTERNATIONAL APR L 2012 I TECHNOLOGY Russian </a> <a title="Winter Sports Technology International - April 2012 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/84a5be6e?page=2"> Almost new. 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