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Snow Conference sessions

The Colorado Ski Country USA Snow Conference & Trade Show sets the standard for slope maintenance programs in the Rocky Mountain region and serves the interests of the ski industry and the people behind the snow.

Join us for exceptional education and expanded networking opportunities.


Meet your 2024 Double Diamond Award nominees




Monday, April 8

11:00 am–6:00 pm  |  Activities (Adobe Creek Golf Tournament – 12:00 pm shotgun start; fly fishing; bowling & more!)


5:00–6:30 pm  |  Event Registration


6:30–8:00 pm  |  Dinner & Keynote Session

Women Behind the Snow: Carving a Path Others Can Follow

Featuring special guest & founder of She Grooms
Allison Marriner, Slope & Park Grooming Manager, Mt. Hood Meadows

Chloe Butel, Consultant, Effective Edge
Katy Crook, Grooming Manager, Ski Cooper
Brinkley Edge, Grooming Foreman, Telluride Ski Resort
Katie Ertl, Senior Vice President of Mountain Operations, Aspen Snowmass
Christine Hutchison, Ski Patrol Supervisor & Trail Crew Supervisor, Eldora
Kate Schifani, Director of Mountain Operations, Vail Ski Resort




8:30–9:30 am  |  General Session

Travis Bunkelman, Bishop Lifting


10:00–11:00 am  |  Grooming Breakout

Take Care of Your Sh*t &
Your Sh*t Will Take Care of You
Adobe-Escalante Room
Adam Tietz, PistenBully
Cory Matthews, Telluride Ski Resort


10:00–11:00 am  |  Snowmaking Breakout

Service, Maintenance & Troubleshooting
Plateau-Domingues Room
Tom Chimielewski, Blackhawk Equipment


10:00–11:00 am  |  Terrain Park Breakout

Creating Engaging Terrain for
the Guest Experience
Whitewater Room
Chloe Butel, Effective Edge
Kevin Laverty, Effective Edge




12:30–1:30 pm  |  Grooming Breakout

Stuff That’s Not Corduroy
Adobe-Escalante Room
Jesse Gibson, Prinoth
Tucker Leitch, Aspen Snowmass


12:30–1:30 pm  |  Snowmaking Breakout

Enhancing Snowmaking with GIS
Plateau-Domingues Room
Matthew Tarkington, Telluride Ski Resort


12:30–1:30 pm  |  Terrain Park Breakout

Setting Up Special Events
Whitewater Room
J.P. Martin


1:45–2:45 pm  |  General Session

Seeds of Change:
Everyone Is an Ecologist

Jeff Grasser, Copper Mountain
Mike Nathan, Arapahoe Basin


3:00–4:00 pm  |  Nominee Reception


4:00–7:00 pm  |  Trade Show



8:00–10:00 am  |  Networking Breakfast


10:00–11:00 am  |  General Session

Speak Up, Calm Down
Dan Moss, Echo Mountain
Claudia Reynolds, Tier One EHS


11:15–12:15 pm  |  Grooming Breakout

Ask Me Anything:
A Q&A for Groomers
Whitewater Room
Bobby Babeon, Loveland Ski Area
Tucker Leitch, Aspen Snowmass
Cory Matthews, Telluride Ski Resort


11:15–12:15 pm  |  Snowmaking Breakout

Maximizing Production In Marginal Weather
Plateau-Domingues Room
Kate Schifani, Vail Ski Resort
Steve Fellman, SMI Snow Makers
Bill LeClair, Arapahoe Basin
Corey Peterson, Steamboat Ski Resort


11:15–12:15 pm  |  Terrain Park Breakout

Build a Better Feature:
Constructing Efficiently, Effectively & Productively
Adobe-Escalante Room
Kevin Sprecher, Eldora
Kevin Rowe, Beaver Creek Resort
Matt Cordts, Aspen Snowmass
Jake Ingle, Steamboat Ski Resort




12:30 pm  |  Closing Session, Awards, Raffles & Prizes