2016 Western Schedule    


Tuesday, January 19, 2016

7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. NSAA Registration Open
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Ski School Director's Roundtable

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Learn To Ski and Snowboard / Bring A Friend Meeting

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Human Resources Roundtable

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

Arrival Day Programs

  • PistenBully: Blue IQ
  • TechnoAlpin: The Power of Your Own Snowmaking Data

11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

 Arrival Day Programs

  • Liftopia: Pricing and E-Commerce Looking Back and Ahead: Industry Trends in for 2015-16
  • PRINOTH presents The World's Cleanest Fleet
12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Exhibitor Set-Up

1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Sessions

  • Hit the Ground Running with the New Forest Service Water Clause
  • Incident Investigation: Updates and New Tools
  • Conversion Best Practices: Rental Shop Setup
  • Key Learnings from the MTB Summit

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
4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Welcome Reception in Tradeshow Hall

 Wednesday, January 20, 2016 

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

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

Sessions

  • Lift Safety (CLOSED SESSION, ski area personnel and invited guests only)
  • Tubing Park Operational Best Practices
  • Employment Law Update
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch in Tradeshow Hall
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. In-House Counsel Meeting (Closed session, ski area personnel only)
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)
  • 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)

3:00 p.m. - 4:15 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
4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception in Tradeshow Hall

Thursday, January 21, 2016

7:30 a.m. First Tracks at Alpine Meadows and Northstar

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