2016 Eastern Schedule


Tuesday, February 2, 2016

7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. NSAA Registration Open
8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Snowmaking Demonstrations
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. PhatCat Challenge
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  Ski School Director's Roundtable
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. Jump Feature Measurement Training
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Eastern Patrol Director's Roundtable
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Learn To Ski and Snowboard / Bring A Friend Meeting
12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Exhibitor Set-Up
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Arrival Day Programs
  • ADG: Timing Your Coaster Build - Find Out How Killington Captured the Key Summer Market to Achieve an Immediate ROI
  • PRINOTH presents The World's Cleanest Fleet
  • TechnoAlpin: The Power of Your Own Snowmaking Data
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.  Arrival Day Programs
  • ADG: Water Works - How to Develop a Successful Aquatic Attraction on Your Mountainside
  • Liftopia: Pricing and E-Commerce Looking Back and Ahead: Industry Trends in for 2015-16
  • PistenBully: Blue IQ
1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Sessions
  • Incident Investigation: Updates and New Tools
  • Conversion Best Practices: Rental Shop Setup
  • Key Learnings from the MTB Summit
  • The ADA:  Accessible Website Lawsuits, and Other Ski Area Accessibility Questions
2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Sessions
  • OSHA: A Review and Refresher
  • Tubing Risk Management: Incident Review
  • Conversion Best Practices: Marketing to First Timers
  • Cyber Security: Protecting Your Company and Your Guests (Link to presentation)
4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Session
  • When the Unthinkable Happens: Dealing with an Active Shooter
4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. PhatCat Awards
4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Welcome Reception in Tradeshow Hall

 Wednesday, February 3, 2016 

7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. NSAA Registration Open
8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. First Tracks and Hosted Breakfast at Killington
9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Sessions
  • Lift Safety (CLOSED SESSION, ski area personnel and invited guests only)
  • Tubing Park Operational Best Practices
  • Employment Law Update
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Sessions
  • NSAA's Beginner Conversion Study
  • Terrain Park Design: Building a Park for Your Guests, Not Your Staff
  • Unions at Ski Areas: How to Manage the Transformation (CLOSED SESSION—Ski area personnel and invited participants only)
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch in Tradeshow Hall
1:30 p.m - 2:45 p.m. Sessions
  • Legal Update (CLOSED SESSION—Ski area personnel and invited participants only)
  • Terrain Park: What Gets Measured Gets Done
  • Web Trends: Entice, Engage & Convert More Guests Online

 Teardown of exhibits may begin at the conclusion of Wednesday's lunch.