* Registration $375 CCSAA member ski areas & exhibitors. All others, please inquire.
* Lodging Lone Mountain Ranch
Big Sky, MT
$105 - $125/night per person
Lodging block opens January 15, 2014 for reservations.
The room rate assumes that you allow LMR to book you into one of their 31 unique cabins with others attending the conference. If you prefer to put your own group together, that's great! As long as your group is the maximum for the cabin, your rate is $105/night. If you want privacy, you will pay a higher fee per night. We urge you to be flexible and friendly. Networking is a large part of the CCSAA Conference and having cabin-mates assures that. Once the cabins are filled, we will explore lodging options at Big Sky Ski Resort and Moonlight Basin Ski Resort.
* Getting There Bozeman, Montana airport. Lone Mountain Ranch provides complimentary airport shuttle service for guests. No need for the expense of a rental car!
2014 Preliminary Conference Agenda
Saturday, April 5
1:00 - 5:00 CCSAA Board of Directors Meeting
5:00 p.m. Conference Registration Check-In
Welcome Networking & Meet the CCSAA Board
6:00 p.m. Introductions
7:00 - 9:30 p.m. Sleigh Ride Dinner (available to the first 50 people registering & booking lodging) The first 50 people to register and book lodging will enjoy a LMR signature event, The Sleigh Ride Dinner at a dining cabin on the trail system, complete with dinner entertainment. The remainder of us will enjoy dinner in the main dining hall. Book early! Register today!
8:00 p.m. Movie Night....a collection of YouTube's best XC ski clips.
Sunday, April 6
7:30 a.m. - Breakfast & Morning Challenge Question
9:00 - 11:30 Skiing, Grooming Demos, Fat Tire Bike Demos & Yellowstone National Park Tour The first 50 people to register and book lodging will be crust-cruising in Yellowstone National Park. The remainder of us will find our bliss on the trails at the Ranch. Book early! Register today! Networking ski; grooming demos; and fat tire bike demos.
Noon -1:00 p.m. Lunch & Answers to the Challenge Question facilitated by Denise Wade, LMR Nordic Director
1:15p.m. - 2:15 p.m. State of the Industry....Kelly Davis, SIA Director of Research Industry recap, trends and the numbers, women and aging alpine skiers. How do we measure our success? Skier visits and lessons sold. What does it all mean?
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Mobile Applications for Cross Country Ski Resorts....Escape App developers and CarteScape app developers. The costs and cost savings. GPS functions; ticketing; integration with POS; newsletters and communications with customers.
4:00 - 5:30 Pricing Strategies...Herb Davis, general manager Moonlight Basin A discussion of how to maximize revenue through alliances and marketing networks; summer activities; and the ROI for rental and retail space.
6:00 - 8:00 Dinner & Fat Tire Snow Bikes....Gary Sioquest Where are they being used? How do I make money with trail users and rentals?
8:00 p.m. Silent Auction & possibly ski clips from YouTube shown here as well....Everyone attending brings a gift to donate to the Auction. Signature wine or craft beer; logoed fleece; speciality tourist item from your locale; ski memorabilia; artwork; maple syrup; day packs; camelbacks; gloves; or that irresistable item from your shop that's still there. Ball caps, coffee mugs, and tees can become lone survivors with no one bidding. Otherwise the CCSAA Silent Auction is a fun way to snag a great souvenir for yourself or gift for someone left home.
Monday, April 7
7:30 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. Breakfast & Morning Challenge Question
9:00 - 11:30 Networking ski; grooming demos; and fat tire bike demos. CCSAA hopes to bring in members of the PSIA Demo Team for coaching and personal ski skill improvement.
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 timing constraint Lunch & My Life as a Coach.... Peter Ashley, product manager Fischer Skis
Using original slides and stories from decades of coaching and racing.
1:00 - 2:00 Marketing in a Digital Age....Speaker TBA Social conversations and networking platforms.
2:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Making or Saving Money....Wayne Iseri, Brian Fowler, Steve McLauglin, and Mike Hussey. This panel will address making snow, lighting trails, and lowering grooming costs while maintaining quality.
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Innovation Showcase...facilitated by Mike Badham
These 2-12 minute sessions presented via Skype by vendors will highlight fashion and soft goods, as well as hardgoods. This is your opportunity for a front row seat at ISPO Munich, the international ski & sport show.
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Fireside Chat & Answers to the Challenge Question....facilitated by JoJo Toeppner, CCSAA Chairman & nordic director Royal Gorge. Bring your burning questions and hot topics for general discussion.
6:00 - 7:30 Dinner with Speaker.....Speaker TBA Sochi, Athletes and the future of high performance aerobic sports.
8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Night Snowshoe to campfire and awards night.
Tuesday, April 8
8:00 a.m.- Noon Departure & Airport Shuttles provided to guests compliments of Lone Mountain Ranch.