2017 Western Schedule   

*Schedule subject to change 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. NSAA Registration Open
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Ski School Director's Roundtable

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Freestyle Terrain Resources Update

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Human Resources Roundtable

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Learn To Ski and Snowboard / Bring A Friend Meeting

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Arrival Day Programs

  • PRINOTH - We've Got Your Back
  • TechnoAlpin - An Insiders Tour of Automated Snowmaking in North America

12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

 Arrival Day Programs

  • Liftopia - E-Commerce, Distribution & Pricing:  Winter 16/17 Buying Behavior, Regional Trends and Best Practices
  • PistenBully-  SNOWsat, Help from Above!
  • Ultra-tech™ Lighting – Snow Venue Lighting and New Profit Opportunities
12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Exhibitor Set-Up

1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Sessions

  • ADA Scenarios and Ski Resorts:  Applying the ADA to the Unique World of Ski Area Operations
  • Communication Best Practices - Giving Your Staff the Tools to Talk About Climate Change
  • Resorts Reaching Out - Attracting and Retaining Future Participants
  • Modern Incident Investigation - Tools of the Trade

3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Sessions

  • Learn to Ski and Snowboard / Bring a Friend Bootcamp 
  • Rural by Nature: Accessing Critical USDA & SBA Programs to Help Your Bottom Line
  • Premise Liability: Much More than Slip and Falls
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. In-House Counsel Meeting (Closed session, ski area personnel only)
4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Welcome Reception in Tradeshow Hall

 Wednesday, January 18, 2017 

7:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. First Tracks & Hosted Breakfast at Steamboat 
7:30 a.m - 5:00 p.m. NSAA Registration Open

11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Sessions

  • Media Relations - Maximizing Your Reach and Exposure With PR
  • Employee Health Initiatives - Strategies for Reducing Employee Injuries
  • Our New Core Customers – No M Word Needed
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch in Tradeshow Hall
12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Western Patrol Directors Meeting

1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Sessions

  • Explosives Meeting & Avalanche Blasting Resource Guide Update (CLOSED SESSION—Ski area personnel and invited participants only)
  • Managing Millennials - It's a Balancing Act
  • Terrain Park Documentation and Data – What to Track & Keep and What to Toss 
  • NSAA's Beginner Conversion Study

3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Sessions

  • Focus on Fun – The Secret Sauce Behind Success
  • Lift Maintenance Programs - Introducing Quality While Keeping Flexibility
  • Employment Law - Understanding the Overtime and Minimum Wage Regulations
  • Putting Safety Front and Center - On Mountain Safety Programs
4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception in Tradeshow Hall

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