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Conversion Camp 2014

CONVERSION CAMP

 

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2014 CONVERSION CAMP WRAP UP

For the past decade, the mountain resort industry has circled around the trial and conversion quandary: How do we get more than 15 percent of those who try our sports to stick with them? The first annual Conversion Camp, Mar. 4-6 at Jiminy Peak, Mass., provided some answers. Resorts from across the continent gathered together to share ideas and programs that have moved the conversion needle considerably. The Camp, organized by SAM Magazine and Snow Operating LLC, hosted 90 attendees representing 32 resorts...

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2014 NSAA Winter Conference - Steamboat, CO

From January 21-23, almost 800 people gathered at Steamboat, Colorado, for the National Ski Areas Association Western Conference and Trade Show. With 84 ski areas on hand, the 147 exhibiting companies had no shortage of potential customers. And ski area attendees had a wide variety of educational sessions to choose from as presenters tackled everything from marijuana use at ski areas to wildfire management. Of note was a presentation by Nate Fristoe of RRC Associates who predicted that the 2013-14 skier visit numbers will struggle to reach 53 million thanks to poor snow on the West Coast.

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2013 Summer Ops Camp Wrap-Up

In its fourth year, the SAM Summer Ops Camp drew over 150 operators and vendors together at Attitash Resort, N.H., from September 15-18 to discuss the many money-making opportunities to be had outside of the snowy months. From aerial adventure parks to mining and from water features to mud races, operators from approximately 35 resorts from across the country left with a slew of new ideas and best practices from vendors and from each other.

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2013 New England Summit

The 2013 New England Summit Sept. 17-19 at Attitash, N.H., drew 425 attendees, including more than 275 ski area staff from 51 areas. There were also eight industry organizations represented, and 150 exhibitors.

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Ski Areas of NY & Pennsylvania Ski Areas Association Expo 2013

From September 11 to 13, 2013, 326 attendees from 66 supplier companies and 36 ski resorts gathered at beautiful Holiday Valley for a few days of networking and shopping during the Ski Areas of NY (SANY) and Pennsylvania Ski Areas Association (PSAA) annual Expo. Attendees took advantage of more than 30 sessions covering everything from risk management to social media and cruised the trade show hall for new ideas from vendors. It was all capped off by a fantastic fireworks display from Young Explosives. Check out the full gallery of pictures here.

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MSAA Trade Show 2013

From August 4-7, 401attendees representing 54 ski areas and 71 suppliers, convened at Alpine Valley Resort, Wisc., for three days of networking, learning, shopping, eating, and duckie races. Check out the photo gallery below.

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