Snow Conference

COLORADO SKI COUNTRY USA
39TH ANNUAL SNOWMAKING AND SLOPE MAINTENANCE CONFERENCE & TRADE SHOW

April 2nd - 4th, 2019
Two Rivers Convention Center in Grand Junction, CO
Trade Show: Tuesday, April 2, 2019 from 4:15 - 7 p.m.

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OUR MISSION:

The Annual Snowmaking and Slope Maintenance Conference & Tradeshow provides snow professionals with information from experts and suppliers on the latest snowmaking and slope maintenance technology, offers resort management and staff the ability to network, and creates the unique opportunity for snowmaking and slope maintenance professionals to learn about industry resources throughout the state, region, country and the world.

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

 

 TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 2018

8 a.m. –
12 p.m.

Registration
Two Rivers Convention Center Atrium

Snow Conference Award Nominee Interviews (starting at 9 a.m.)

Adobe Creek Room – Groomers

Escalante Creek Room – Snowmakers

Plateau Creek Room – Terrain Park

12 p.m. –
1 p.m.

(Doors open at 11:40 am)

Welcome Lunch- Welcome to the Conference (CSCUSA) 
Building the Beavers and the Steep Gullies

                      Speaker: Alan Henceroth, COO, Arapahoe Basin

1:15 p.m. –
2:45 p.m.

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Snowmaking Breakout-Snowmobile Safety and Close Calls
An open discussion on the impact of snowmobile operations at ski areas. In addition, this session will also cover close calls, incident scenarios, injuries, damage to snowmobiles, and the final outcomes. Discussions will be on a wide range of topics from training, operating policies and procedures.

                      Presenter: Bill LeClair, Snowmaking and Vehicle Maintenance Manager, Arapahoe Basin

Grooming Breakout- Nighttime Access
In this interactive segment, this session will discuss nighttime access to our resorts and how we are embracing this ever-growing segment within the industry.

                      Presenter: Mark Voegeli, Director of Mountain Operations, Crested Butte

Terrain Park Breakout- Building Process with Snow Cats
This class will address snowmaking pile management for terrain parks as well as jump construction and sitting. It will also discuss building and grooming issues relation to setting rails and half pipe construction.

                      Presenter: Leif Eggert, Terrain Park Operator-Lead, Winter Park

                      Presenter: Jason Gusaas, Instructor of Ski Area Operations, Colorado Mountain College

3:00 p.m. –
4:15 p.m.

Nominee Round Tables
Meet this year’s Snow Conference Nominees and find out what makes them the best at what they do.

                      Emcee: Travis Benson, Mountain Manager, Buttermilk, Aspen Skiing Company

4:15 p.m. –
7 p.m.

Trade Show & Welcome Reception
Come see the latest technology and learn about your vendors’ services and products. Refreshments and raffle giveaways during the event. 

Gunnison River and Colorado River Room II

 WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2018

8 a.m. –
8:30 a.m.

Coffee
Please enjoy the complimentary breakfast at your hotel.

8:30 a.m. –
9:45 a.m.

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Snowmaking Breakout-Trenching and Shoring
Overview of excavation related safety topics.

                       Presenter: Justin Johnsen, Manager, Trench Shoring Services

Grooming Breakout- Winch Cat Operator Safety
This introduction course will cover safe operations of winch cats. 

                       Presenter: Leif Eggert, Terrain Park Operator-Lead, Winter Park

Terrain Park Breakout-Usefulness of SketchUp/CAD in a Resort Environment
Learn enough of the basics to leverage SketchUp for all kinds of projects at your resort. SketchUp can take your project's planning design phase to the next level. 

                       Presenter: Tom Lyons, Terrain Park Supervisor, Beaver Creek

10 a.m. –
11:30 a.m.

Panel Discussion - Make it. Move it. Master it.

                       Emcee: Travis Benson, Mountain Manager, Mountain Manager, Buttermilk, Aspen Skiing Company

                       Presenters: Various Ski Area Experts

11:45 a.m –
12 p.m.

Grab and Go Lunch Provided by CSCUSA and Chipotle
Two Rivers Convention Center Atrium 

12 p.m. –
7 p.m.

Snow Conference Offsite Activities

Golf Tournament - Click here for more information

Dirt Biking - Click here for more information

Mountain Biking - Click here for more information

Fly Fishing - Click here for more information

7 p.m. –
9 p.m.

Snow Conference Awards Banquet -

                  Opening remarks from CSCUSA             

THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2018

8 a.m. –
8:30 a.m.

Hotel Check Out + Coffee
Please check out and enjoy the complimentary breakfast at your hotel.

8:30 a.m. –
9:30 a.m.

General Session Breakout Sessions

Employee Ownership and Engagement
Discuss alternatives to keeping employees engaged and how to get them to take ownership of their work.

                    Presenter: Frank White, Snowmaking Manager, Snowmass

                    Presenter: Corey Peterson, Snowmaking Manager, Steamboat

Tactical Workplace Safety

                    Presenter: Adam Winch, Owner/President, Defenders USA

9:45 a.m. –
11:15 a.m.

Concurrent Technical Breakout Sessions

Snowmaking Breakout-Snow Making Maintenance and Trouble Shooting
This session will give people the opportunity to ask maintenance related questions from company staff on-site. *This session will be held outside in the parking lot or alternate locations with machine from various companies. 

                      Presenter: Steve Fellman, Regional Sales, SMI Snowmaking

                      Presenter: Steven Fellenzer, President, TechoAlpin

                      Presenter: Phil Van Why, Western Sales and Tech Support, HKD Snowmakers

Grooming Breakout-Grooming Efficiency and Data Collection 
A look at tracking systems, how to use them, and what the benefits are.

                      Presenter: Dave Hagerman, Senior Manager of Slope & Vehicle Maintenance, Winter Park

Terrain Park Breakout - Shop Fabrication and Feature Design
Shop fabrication and jib design. A start to finish session that entails: tooling up/proper, proper tools, efficient shop layout, and PPE.

                      Presenter: Kevin Rowe, Terrain Park Manager, Beaver Creek

11:30 a.m –
12:45 p.m.

Concurrent Breakout Sessions - 

Storm Water Management-
Discussion of storm water challenges, violation mitigation and successful solutions for storm water management.

                     Presenter: Ron Whiteman, Technical Sales, Bowman Construction Supplies, Inc.

50/50 Round Table with Supplier-
Representatives from Kässbohrer and Prinoth will have an open discussion on what's new for 2019/20. Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss needs at their resorts and what the products have to offer.

                     Presenter: Kevin Moudy, Regional Sales & Operations Manager, Kässbohrer All Terrain Vehicles, Inc.

                     Presenter: Joe Clark, Regional Manager, Prinoth

                     Presenter: Alex Wood, Field Application Engineer, Prinoth

Terrain Park Mock Deposition
In this entertaining and eye-opening session, we will conduct mock depositions related to hypothetical terrain park lawsuit.

                     Presenter: Scott Neckers, Attorney, Childs McCure, LLC

                     Presenter: Jordan Lipp, Managing Member, Childs McCure, LLC

                     Presenter: Mistica Walker, Specialty Claims Adjuster, Safehold Special Risk

12:45 p.m. –
2:00 p.m.

Closing Lunch-

                   Speaker: Billy Kidd, Olympic Silver Medalist, World Cup Gold Medalist, and Director of Skiing, Steamboat

**More details will be added as they become available. Schedule is subject to change.**


CONTACT INFORMATION:

For more information about the event, or to sign up as a trade show participant or sponsor, please contact Kim Söderholm at kim@coloradoski.com or 303.866.9728.

Written material may be mailed to:

Attn: Snow Conference
Colorado Ski Country USA 
3773 Cherry Creek North Drive
Suite 955
Denver, CO 80209

 


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