Fall Meeting 2021

 The CCSAA Fall Conference has Gone Virtual!!

Due to continued concerns about COVID and the Delta Variant, the CCSAA Fall Conference will be via Zoom this year.  We intend to return to an in person meeting next fall at Gunstock, NH.  (Note: we are still planning on an in person Annual Conference April 5-6 in West Yellowstone, MT)

This year’s fall Zoom Conference will have two sessions spread over two days.  Sessions will include discussions and breakout rooms, a change from presentations alone.  We used this format in last spring’s Annual Conference and last summer’s Zoom Roundtables with great success.

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All members are welcome to attend and be part of the conversation, there will be something for everyone.

(A quick note – we have integrated breakout rooms to better mimic an in-person conference.  We feel that conversation between the members is a vital part of connecting with other ski areas and better understanding of how various issues affect other operations.  Our goal is to move away from formal presentations and utilize small group discussions of issues followed by presentations back to the group.  The more interactive we make these zoom sessions, the more important they become.)

The schedule is as follows:

Wednesday November 10, 3pm – 4:30pm Eastern Time
State of the Industry – Much has happened over the past year and a half and this session will review what we have learned about the business while keeping an eye on the future.  Learn what CCSAA is doing to help members stay apprised of current market trends and hear from CCSAA’s Director of Research, Kelly Davis on what this analysis has taught us.  We will also look at where the industry is heading and what we can expect in the next 3-5 years.

Thursday November 11, 3pm – 4:30pm Eastern Time
Employee Retention and Acquisition – Finding and keeping employees is becoming increasingly difficult in every industry.  Historically, we have relied on low paid seasonal workers to fill many jobs at ski areas.  Now we must compete with McDonald’s offering $15/hour, signing bonuses and tuition reimbursement.   How can the cross country ski industry remain a competitive employer in this environment?

Cost for the two sessions is $40