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2024

Annual Meeting sessions

The Colorado Ski Country USA Annual Meeting & Double Diamond Awards has been bringing together industry professionals, business leaders, community partners, stakeholders, and decision-makers for over 60 years.

Join us for exceptional education and expanded networking opportunities.

 

 

 

General Session | 11:00 AM–12:15 PM

Bluebird Ski(es): Challenge & Change in the Travel Industry

Featuring
Tom Costello, Senior Correspondent, NBC News

Tom Costello reports daily for the “Today Show,” “NBC Nightly News,” MSNBC, and CNBC. His assigned beats include aviation, transportation, NASA, and regulatory and consumer-related issues. During his tenure with NBC, his high-profile assignments have included the death of 29 coal miners in West Virginia; the disappearance of an Air France flight over the Atlantic Ocean; the crash of a Continental Connection flight in Buffalo; and the death of Senator Edward Kennedy. NBC’s coverage of the Miracle on the Hudson was honored with a prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award from the Society of Professional Journalists and a National Emmy Award for Breaking News Coverage.

 

BREAKOUT SESSION I  |  1:30–2:30 PM


The Evolving Labor Landscape
Please note that this session is by invitation only.

Dave Byrd, Director of Risk & Regulatory Affairs, NSAA

 

 


Women Behind the Snow:
Carving a Path Others Can Follow

Katy Crook, Ski Cooper
Katie Ertl, Aspen Snowmass
Christine Hutchison, Eldora
Michelle Vona, DemacLenko

BREAKOUT SESSION II  |  2:45–3:45 PM


Avoiding Unforced Errors:
A Workshop on Managing Prickly Topics

Andrew Hudson, Founder & CEO, Andrew Hudson’s Job List

 

 


Under the Weather:
Projecting Colorado Mountain Climate Trends

Becky Bolinger, Assistant State Climatologist, Colorado State University

 

BREAKOUT SESSION III  |  4:00–5:00 PM


Super G(X):
Knocking Guest Experience Out of the Park

Stacey Veden, Vice President of Partner Services, Forbes Travel Guide

 

 


TEDs:
Ski Area Ideas Worth Spreading

Tony Cammarata, Arapahoe Basin
Chris Kiley, Aspen Snowmass
Jen Miller, Winter Park

 

Double Diamond Awards | 5:00–7:00 PM

Thanks to our Double Diamond Awards Platinum Presenting Sponsor

 

 

 

 

 

 

And to our Gold Sponsor