NSAA Events

Time Name Location
7:30am–5:30pm NSAA Registration Cliff Lodge Ballroom Foyer
11:00am–3:00pm Gooming Demonstrations WhoDunnit
10:30am-12:45pm Arrival Day Programs Locations Vary: See Arrival Day Mobile App Link
11:00am–12:00pm Explosives Meeting Summit Room
11:00am–12:00pm Learn to Ski & Snowboard/BAF Meeting White Pine
12:00pm–4:30pm Exhibitor Set-Up Cliff Lodge Ballroom
1:00pm–2:15pm Conversion Best Practices Superior A
1:00pm–2:15pm Succession Planning Superior B
1:00pm–2:15pm Summer Evacuation- It’s Just Not The Same Maybird
2:30pm–3:45pm Who Owns the First Timer? Superior A
2:30pm–3:45pm Terrain Park Litigation Update (CLOSED SESSION) Maybird (CLOSED SESSION)
2:30pm–3:45pm Understanding and Leveraging the Customer Engagement Cycle Gateway I
4:00pm-5:15pm Freestyle Terrain Resources Update – indoor session Superior A
4:00pm-5:15pm Process Cycle Efficiency – The Secret Sauce To Increase Value Superior B
4:00pm-5:15pm Total Workplace Safety: Mount Hood Meadows’ Model Program White Pine
4:00pm-5:15pm Cracking The Millennial Code – Insights and Strategies For The Next Generation Maybird
5:00pm-7:30pm Welcome Reception in Trade Show Hall Cliff Lodge Ballroom
Time Name Location
7:30am-2:00pm NSAA Registration Cliff Lodge Ballroom Foyer
7:30am-11:00am First Tracks and Hosted Breakfast at Snowbird Breakfast at the Mid-Gad Restaurant
8:00am-10:00am HR Roundtable Meeting Summit Room
10:00am-11:00am In-House Counsel Meeting (Closed session, ski area personnel only) White Pine
11:30am–1:30pm Western Patrol Directors' Meeting Summit Room
11:00am-12:00pm Electronic Incident Reporting – The Future Is Here Superior A
11:00am-12:00pm Freestyle Terrain Resources Update – on-snow session Tram Deck, ready to go on-snow
11:00am–12:00pm The New Minimum Wage: Understanding The Key Exemptions For Ski Areas Maybird
11:00am–12:00pm Taking Up The Climate Challenge Superior B
11:30am–1:30pm Lunch in Tradeshow Hall Cliff Lodge Ballroom
1:30pm–2:45pm How Drone Technology Will Change Resort Operations Superior A
1:30pm–2:45pm Business Continuity Plans, Part 1 – What’s Really Involved Superior B
1:30pm–2:45pm Operational Considerations of Terrain-Based Learning Maybird
1:30pm–2:45pm Every Drop Matters: Water In The Ski Industry Wasatch B
3:00pm–4:15pm The Beginner Conversion Dashboard Maybird
3:00pm–4:15pm Business Continuity Plans, Part 2 – What’s Really Involved Superior B
3:00pm–4:15pm Your Risk and Exposures From Technology and Social Media Superior A
4-30pm-7:30pm Cocktail Reception in Tradeshow Hall Cliff Lodge Ballroom
Time Name Location
8:00am-10:30am Hosted Breakfast and First Tracks at Alta Load the Peruvian lift at Snowbird at 7:30 am

Sponsors providing insights and expertise on new products and services:


PistenBully 400 ParkPro

Jeb Ellermeyer, Sierra Regional Sales

10:30 - 11:30 a.m. > Superior A

Parks constitute a whole different set of tasks on the slopes. In collaboration with the best park builders from the USA, Canada, and Europe, we have created a new machine that is precisely tailored to their needs and wishes. The PistenBully team invites you to join us and learn about this exciting new addition to our product lineup.


RTP|ONE Customer Session

Scott Lawrie, Division Vice President, Active Network

10:30 - 11:30 a.m. > Maybird

ACTIVE Network invites all RTP|ONE customers to join us for this product session. Discover the key changes and initiatives that took place in 2014, gain insights on the RTP|ONE and LivePass product roadmaps for 2015, and get to know how ACTIVE Network partners with you to drive participation and increase revenues.


Save Energy, Labor, and Impress Your Guests

Robin Smith, President, TechnoAlpin USA Inc.

10:30 - 11:30 a.m. > Superior B

You can actually lower your energy, labor, and snowmaking costs, and we have real numbers from more than a dozen real resorts to illustrate that point. We also will show you a road map of how to go
beyond where they left off. Now the data will empower you to join the lowest cost, most efficient snowmakers in North America.


Data Driven Pricing in eCommerceSave

Evan Reece, Co-Founder and CEO, Liftopia; Kate Fenwick, Head of Partner Strategy, Liftopia

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. > Maybird

Liftopia will share industry benchmarks on pricing and eCommerce across hundreds of resorts on the Liftopia platform. Liftopia will showcase how data driven pricing decisions are the primary drivers of success in any eCommerce business—presenting case studies that are actionable for ski areas of any size. 


Evolution on the Snow: PRINOTH’s next generation is here…


11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.  > On the snow at WhoDunnit

Come and see the future of park and grooming technologies with the PRINOTH team. 


AXESS – Exceed Your Guest’s Expectations by Utilizing RFID

Larry Williams, President, AXESS North America

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.  > Superior A

The smart phone generation expects convenience—give it to them! RFID is convenient for both the guest and the resort while offering accountability and profitability. This will be an informal discussion for potential and existing AXESS customers to discuss insights earned from the “I want it now, and with ease” customer base.