2019 Western Schedule   

*Schedule and sessions subject to change 

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. NSAA Registration Open

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Grooming Demonstrations

9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Learn To Ski and Snowboard / Bring A Friend Meeting

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

Arrival Day Programs

  • Wyssen Avalanche Control: Secure Solutions with avalanche towers, radar and infrasound technology

  • PRINOTH: The Best Customer Service There Is

12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Exhibitor Set-Up

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

 Arrival Day Programs

  • TechnoAlpin: New possibilities in automated snowmaking 

  • Liftopia: E-commerce Trends & Metrics that Matter

  • The new PistenBully 600.  The future is now.

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

Sessions

  • Are Your Operating Plans Up to Snuff?
  • Gen Z – It’s not Them, It’s You
  • Unique Issues with Releases & Waivers Implementation
  • NSAA Conversion Cookbook Strategies – The Importance of Communication

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

Sessions

  • OSHA Deep Dive - Analyzing Three Unique Employee Lift Safety Injuries
  • Keeping Boomers Engaged: Strategies and Programs That Drive Increased Participation
  • Developing the Next generation of Ski Area Managers: A Deep Dive into Leadership Development Strategies and Techniques
  • E-Bike Leaders: Areas Embracing this New Adventure
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Human Resources Roundtable
4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Welcome Reception in Tradeshow Hall

 Wednesday, January 23, 2019 

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

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

Sessions

  • Hot HR Topics - The Rapid Evolution of Background Checks andEmployee  Drug Testing
  • The Modern Workforce
  • NSAA’s Lift Maintenance Resource Guide
  • Snowmaking Success Stories: Case Studies in Efficiency
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch in Tradeshow Hall

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

Sessions

  • Explosives Session – Reporting, Inspections, and Emerging Policy & Trends (CLOSED SESSION, ski area personnel and invited participants only)
  • How an Effective Culture Shapes Safety Performance and Customer Satisfaction at our Resorts
  • Lapsed Skiers and Riders: Bringing Core Skiers and Riders Back
  • The New Landscape of Terrain Park Design & Construction

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

Sessions

  • Take Five on Sustainability!
  • Recent In-Bounds Avalanche Trials: Legal Issues, Mountain Operations, and Guest Safety Considerations (CLOSED SESSION, ski area personnel and invited participants only)
  • NSAA Freestyle Terrain Resource Guide Update
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Western Patrol Directors Meeting
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception in Tradeshow Hall

 Thursday, January 24, 2019 

7:00 a.m.  First Tracks at Alta
8:30 a.m.  PSIA-AASI Ski School Director's Seminar at Snowbird (click HERE to register with PSIA-AASI)

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