Snow Season Kick Off

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A Colorado Ski Country Snow Conference Celebration

It has been over two years since the Snow Conference has taken place so Colorado Ski Country is throwing an event to gather, learn and encourage mountain operations teams in preparation for the 2021/22 ski season. The Snow Season Kick Off will not replace the 2022 Snow Conference. This one day event is an opportunity to gather in person and kick off the 2021/22 season right!

Registration is live. Click here to register for the CSCUSA Snow Season Kick Off. 

Registration is free, but quantities is limited.


Congratulations to the 2021 Snow Conference Award Winners. 

Snow Conference winners

The 2021 Snow Conference Winners will be recognized at the Snow Season Kick Off. Click here to learn more about the nominees.


Thursday, September 30

  • 8:00 AM - Breakfast
  • 9:00 AM
    • Rigging Fundamentals
      • Travis Bunkelman, Delta Rigging
  • 10:30 AM:
    • Fire Mitigation
      • Kevin Warner, District Ranger
      • Monte Lutterman, USFS
  • 12:30-1:30 PM 
    • Operations Round Table
      • Emcee - Melanie Mills, President and CEO, CSCUSA
      • Dave Hunter, VP of Mountain Operations, Steamboat
      • Ryan Schramm, General Manager, Powderhorn
      • Jace Wirth, Mountain Resort Manager, Granby Ranch
      • Travis Benson, Mountain Manager, Buttermilk
  • 1:30-2:30 PM - Lunch
  • 2:15-2:30 PM - Award Recipient Recognition & Hannah Smith Tribute
  • 2:30-4 PM - Sponsor Showcase and Happy Hour

Many thanks to the 2021 Snow Season Kick Off Sponsors

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