55th Annual Meeting

CSCUSA 55TH ANNUAL MEETING
JUNE 7, 2018
THE RITZ-CARLTON
DENVER, CO

55AM STD 850

The Colorado Ski Country USA Annual Meeting is the premier conference for Colorado ski industry professionals. The Annual Meeting delivers news, education, tools, strategy and networking opportunities during a full day of programming.  

On June 7, the 2018 Annual Meeting will bring together leaders in Colorado's ski industry, experts in related and relevant fields, and other affiliated business professionals. Programming will feature speakers, breakout sessions and open dialogue to inform and educate attendees about and the future of Colorado's ski industry.

CSCUSA members and non-members are invited to join ski industry representatives as we review the 2017-18 ski season and look ahead to 2018-19 and beyond. Registration costs & information, guest speakers & event schedules, hotel & travel information and details about the Double Diamond Awards can be found throughout this website.


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

More schedule details will be added as they become available.

 WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6

12 – 4 p.m. CSCUSA BOARD MEETING*
6 - 8 p.m. Happy Hour - Denver Central Market

 THURSDAY, JUNE 7

7:30  11 a.m. REGISTRATION
9 – 10:45 a.m.

GENERAL SESSION, PART I

Colorado’s Robust and Diversifying Economy: Recent Changes and Future Forecast
Richard Wobbekind, Executive Director of Business Research at the University of Colorado, Leeds School of Business

Gubernatorial Candidates:
Democratic Candidate Mike Johnston
Republican Candidate Victor Mitchell

10:45 – 11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Values-Based Marketing: What Consumers Expect in 2018
Kelly McDonald, Expert in Marketing, Customer Service and Consumer Trends

Gubernatorial Candidate:
Democratic Candidate Cary Kennedy

12:10  1:15 p.m. LUNCH
1:15 – 4:00 p.m.

GENERAL SESSION, PART II

Gubernatorial Candidate:
Republican Candidate Colorado State Treasurer Walker Stapleton

Panel: Thought Leaders from Industry and Government on Challenges and Change in the Ski Industry and the U.S. Forest Service
Kelly Pawlak, National Ski Areas Association; Brian Ferebee, U.S. Forest Service; Moderator: Andy Daly, Powderhorn Resort

Gubernatorial Candidates:
Republican Candidate Greg Lopez
Democratic Candidate Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne 
Republican Candidate Doug Robinson
Democratic Candidate U.S. Congressman Jared Polis

Business Meeting: Financial Update & Skier Visits

4:00 – 4:15 p.m. Break
4:15 5:00 p.m.

CONCURRENT BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Social Media Influencers: Are they right for your ski area?
Patrick Crawford, Co-Founder and Partner, Inkwell

What’s New with NEPA: Meet the Mountain Resort Team
Don Dressler and the Region 2 Mountain Resort Team

6 – 8 p.m.

DOUBLE DIAMOND AWARDS
The Kitchen
1530 16th St.
Denver, CO 80202

Enter on Wazee St.

FRIDAY, JUNE 8

8 a.m. – 12 p.m. OPERATIONS COMMITTEE MEETING*
8:30 – 11:30 a.m. MARKETING, COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE MEETING*

 

*Resort employees only please.                              

**As more details become available they will be added to this schedule of events**


THE COLORADO SKI COUNTRY USA 55TH ANNUAL MEETING IS SPONSORED BY:

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Interested in sponsoring the 2018 Annual Meeting? Please contact Steve Strecker at sstrecker@coloradoski.com.


Questions: contact Chris Linsmayer at clinsmayer@coloradoski.com or 303-837-0793.