CCSAA posts archives from its regional Eastern Meeting and the Annual Convention to benefit those who attend. Immediate access is given to black diamond members. General access is extended to all CCSAA members months later during the ski season. Attending the CCSAA Annual Convention is a valuable professional development opportunity and information presented or shared can have measurable benefits to your business.
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CCSAA Conference 2014 at Lone Mountain Ranch, MT
The Business of Cross Country Skiing is our focus. Making or saving money. Each session is geared to help us maximize our bottom line. Special sessions on fat tire snow bikes and a mobile app for cross country ski resorts. Keynote speaker: Herb Davis. Conference hosted by Lone Mountain Ranch where attendees are enjoying shared lodging with their colleagues. A tour to Yellowstone National Park for either skiing or snowshoeing is a highlight along with the Ranch's signature sleigh-ride dinner out on the trail in a dining cabin with cowboy entertainment.
CCSAA Annual Convention 2011 Northstar-at-Tahoe
Skiing top of Northstar to Tahoe XC with Kikkan Randall, Andy Newell and Kris Freeman today! What's better than that? Hmm, maybe 3-days in the company of 50+ operators of nordic centers from across the US and Canada and the suppliers of ski & grooming equipment.
Eastern Meeting 2010 Eastman Cross Country, NH
50+ personnel from Eastern U.S. and Canadian nordic centers as well as suppliers enjoyed a day of presentations and idea exchanges. The day kicked off with a trade expo showcasing products and services from Alpina, Aurora Insurance, Fischer Skis, HJ Roberts, Morton Trails, Nordic Group International, Pisten Bully, Prinoth, Rossignol, Salomon, SkiTrax, Swix, and XCSkiResorts.com.
CCSAA Annual Convention 2010 Mt. Bachelor, OR
3 days in Bend, Oregon with fellow ski area operators. Here you'll find a spreadsheet with contact information for the attendees. Presentations archived here include those from:
Kelly Davis, director of research for SnowSports Industries America...."Market Segment"
JD Downing, executive director of American XC Skiers..."2010 Trends" and "Health Club on Snow"
Mark Klemowitz, day groomer Mt. Bachelor Nordic Center..."Grooming Challenges, Maintenance, and Pet Peeves"
Eastern Meeting 09
November 5, 2009
Great Glen Trails, NH
Thank you for coming to the CCSAA Eastern Meeting. Your attendance contributed to the success of the meeting. Wasn't the early snow lovely to see while we sat inside and ate icecream?
The silent auction raised $390. Thank you to all who donated and bid. That money will assist CCSAA in creating a blog for skiers.
A big thank you to Howie Wemyss and his Great Glen Trails staff who organized the meeting and planned the agenda.
CCSAA Annual Convention 2009 Whistler Olympic Park, BC
CCSAA met at Whistler Olympic Park the year prior to the 2010 Winter Olympics. Mike Edwards (and his boss, John Aalberg) hosted CCSAA at WOP while lodging and meals were at Fairmont Chateau Whistler in the village of Whistler. James Chung of Reach Advisors was the keynote speaker and gave two dynamic presentations outlining demographic research and target market segment opportunities for nordic centers. His power points files are here. After the convention as a follow-up to James' presentations, Paul Kuznia gave CCSAA a file on engaging Gen X & the Millenial Student. It is archived here for you. Much of the convention agenda focused on the Olympic development including site tours and presentations on the sustainable legacy plans. John Aalberg's presentation on the creation of the nordic venue is here along with Mount Washington Resort's presentation on leveraging the Olympics. A panel session on environmental topics delved into idling among other issues. Two power point presentations are available on the topic. Doug Edgerton spoke on efficient grooming accompanied by handouts. Mickey Stone presented on being a better manager. His power point is available. Jess Sloss presented on using social media for marketing your business.