Convention Activities


EARLY MORNING BOOT CAMPS

Sponsored by HKD Snowmakers
Friday, May 2, 7:00 - 8:00 am ??
Harbor Lawn

Turbo charge your day and join HKD Snowmakers and their Professional Fitness Trainer for the 4th annual early morning Boot Camp. For those of you that participated last year in Palm Springs, we promise this year will be equally challenging and rewarding.  Let's redefine the term Southern Hospitality! 

SPEED GOLF

Sponsored by GetSkiTickets.com

Friday, May 2, 7:00am

The Club at Savannah Harbor

Back for second year after a huge success in Palm Springs, is speed golf!  It’s early in the morning. You know you should get that run in. But you might like to get a quick round of golf in. Why not combine the two? It’s Speed Golf, the sport’s answer to skiing’s biathlon!
Strap on your running shoes (no golf shoes required) and your running gear. You will play nine holes of golf as fast as you can. Choose four clubs that you feel will best serve you for this challenge. Players will tee off, one at a time, three minutes apart. With a couple of exceptions, the regular rules of golf apply.
The clock starts when you tee off on the first hole. The clock stops when you make your last putt on the final hole. Your ultimate score, then, is your shot total, plus the time that it takes you to complete the round. For example, if you finish the round in 40 minutes, and you shoot a 45, your Speed Golf score is 85. Simple as that.  Price is $50 and you must pre-register with NSAA.

SEA KAYAKING

 

Friday, May 2, 6:00 - 9:45 am

Tybee Island

Rejuvenate with an early-morning excursion of sea kayaking at nearby Tybee Island, a pristine barrier island located where the Savannah River meets the Atlantic Ocean. Tranquil morning waters allow early risers to explore the tidal salt marshes surrounding the island, its unique maritime forests, and
the habitat of native dolphins and manatees. Paddlers will enjoy the sublime colors and gentle ocean breezes of an Atlantic sunrise, not to mention breakfast and coffee on the shuttle to the island!

GOLF TOURNAMENT

Sponsored by PistenBully

Wednesday, April 30, 8:00 am Shotgun

Club at Savannah Harbor

This year’s site of the NSAA annual golf tournament is immediately adjacent to the Westin, at the Club at Savannah Harbor, an 18-hole championship course. Designed by Sam Snead himself, the Club at Savannah Harbor is the proud home of the PGA TOUR’s Champions Tour since 2003, and received a coveted four-star rating from Golf Digest. And nearby Hilton Head Island, also a golfer’s paradise, is just a short drive away.  Price is $165 and you must pre-register with NSAA.

WELCOME RECEPTION

Sponsored by Leitner-Poma & SMI Snowmakers

Wednesday, April 30, 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Harbor Lawn at the Westin

Our opening night cocktail reception will be held on the spacious front lawn of the Westin, with lovely vistas of the Savannah River evoking the casual elegance of this historic Southern harbor town. This is a great time to reconnect with friends and make new acquaintances before the start of the Convention and Tradeshow. There’ll be plenty of delicious hors d’oeuvres and signature cocktails nuanced with
the flavors of the region’s irresistible Lowcountry cuisine. Casual chic attire is perfect for the reception, but it can get cool here at night, so bring along a sweater or jacket for our evening along the banks of the Savannah River.

FINAL NIGHT PARTY

Sponsored by  AXESS & Liftopia

Friday, May 2, 7:30 - 10:30 pm

Grand Ballroom

An ethereal scene awaits you at the gala on Friday, May 2, the last night of the NSAA Convention. References to the Savannah’s eerie side—including a “live” statue from the famous book cover of Midnight In the Garden of Good and Evil, dramatic Spanish Moss-covered décor, and even a Tarot card reader—will make for a mystical, magical setting. But the vibe will be anything but subdued. Savannah’s past is rife with eccentric, lively characters…and the ski industry has more than a few of those, too. So come help us lift some spirits with new and old friends. A great party is clearly in the cards.