Schedule


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

7:30am - 5:30pm NSAA Registration Open
8:00am - 1:30pm Snowmaking Demonstrations
8:00am - 3:00pm PhatCat Challenge
12:00pm - 4:30pm Exhibitor Set-Up
11:00am - 12:00pm Arrival Day Programs
  • Smarter Snow with SMI
12:15pm - 1:15pm  Arrival Day Programs
  • Lifttopia: Best Pactices in eCommerce
  • TechnoAlpin: Shaping the North American Snowmaking Revolution
1:30pm - 2:45pm Sessions
  • Weekend Warriors: Management Considerations for Extreme Obstacle Events at Ski Areas
  • Increasing Performance and Revenue through Data-Driven Marketing
  • Snowboarding's Next Chapter
3:00pm - 4:15pm Sessions
  • The Science of Terrain Jumping Features (Closed session, ski area personnel only)
  • MTN.XML: Standardizing Snow Report Data to Save Your Resort Time, Money and Confusion
  • Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month and Bring a Friend: Building on Our Success - Part I
4:15pm - 5:15pm Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month and Bring a Friend: Building on Our Success - Part II
4:15pm - 5:00pm PhatCat Awards
5:00pm - 7:30pm Welcome Reception in Tradeshow Hall
7:30pm Fireworks Display

 Wednesday, February 6, 2013 

7:30am - 2:00pm NSAA Registration Open
8:00am - 10:30am First Tracks and Hosted Breakfast at Mount Snow
9:15am - 10:15am Sessions
  • Four More Years: Employment and Labor Law Practices and Updates after Obama's Re-Election
  • The Human Factor: The Psychology and Engineering Underlying Mountain Signage and Safety
10:30am - 11:30am Sessions
  • Cream or Sugar: How Terrain-Based Learning Adds Flavor to the Beginner Experience
  • Healthcare Reform & Human Resources: Strategies and Compliance for the Ski Industry
  • Crisis Communication: Tips for Managing Your Message on Social Channels
11:30am - 1:30pm Lunch in Tradeshow Hall
11:45am - 1:15pm National Ski Patrol Eastern Patrol Directors Meeting
12:00pm - 1:00pm MTRIP User Group Meeting
1:30pm - 2:45pm Sessions
  • Legal and Compliance Considerations for using Volunteers at Ski Areas (Closed session, ski area personnel only)
  • How’s Business? Mountain Travel Research Program Mid-Season Review and Situation Outlook
  • Innovative Business Models for All Things Green
3:00pm - 4:15pm Sessions
  • Total Health Assessment of the Eastern Snow Sports Market
  • Beyond Hot Air: Sizable Energy Cost Reductions by Analyzing Snowmaking Metrics

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