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Annual Conference 2019 – Lake Placid, NY
The Cross Country Ski Areas Association wrapped up a fantastic Annual Conference in Lake Placid, NY. The event, in the heart of the NY Olympic Venues, was attended by over 55 people and included presentations on participation, research, grooming, education, and many hands-on workshops.
There were several presentations aimed at helping our member ski areas increase customer satisfaction, learn more about the industry trends, increasing grooming knowledge, learn about snowmaking fundamentals, create a search and rescue plan, and much more.
On the operations side, there was a PRO ACADEMY grooming certification that 11 attendees took advantage of and a hands on snowmaking presentation.
“I have probably solved 10 issues I have at my center through the one-on-one conversations I have had here”, commented Mike Hussey of Rikert Nordic Center, VT. “That is why it is important to attend these industry gatherings.”
Socially, in addition to some great late spring skiing, the group learned to curl and spent quality time over beers during the many happy hours and fireside chats sponsored by The SIG Agency.
CCSAA also honored John Tidd with the CCSAA Founders Award. Tidd was the founder of Tidd Tech, a grooming implement company and also instrumental in the early days of CCSAA.
Special thanks to our sponsors and expo attendees:
Sponsors included: 10 Week Winter, Prinoth, HKD, The SIG Insurance Agency, Pisten Bully
Expo Attendees included: Soucy Track, Ski Trax, Sig Insurance Agency, Cross Country Ski Magazine, Prinoth, Pisten Bully, PSIA, 10 Week Winter