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CCSAA Annual Conference

Lone Mountain Ranch, Montana
April 6 & 7, 2014

The Business of Making Money Cross Country Skiing

* Registration $425 CCSAA member ski areas & exhibitors. All others, please inquire. Special considerations for the media. Click here to

* Lodging Chateau Mont-Sainte-Anne
866-900-5211, 418-827-5211

* Need a roommate? CCSAA is happy to help. Just contact the office prior to making your reservation.  We have a list of folks looking to share a room.

* Getting There

* Come Early
* Ski


2015 CCSAA Conference Agenda


Monday, April 6

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.  Conference Registration Check-In  & Welcome Networking & Meet the CCSAA Board

6:00 - 7:00 p.m.  Introductions

7:00 - 9:30 p.m. 


Tuesday, April 7

7:30 a.m.  Breakfast & Morning Challenge Question

9:00 - 11:30 a.m.  Skiing, Grooming Demos, Fat Tire Bike Demos
Networking on skis; grooming demos; and fat tire bike demos.

Noon -1:00 p.m.   Lunch
1:15 - 2:15 p.m.   State of the Industry....Reese Brown, SIA Nordic Director
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? Where are our opportunities?

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.  

3:45 - 4:30 p.m. Innovation Showcase...facilitated by Mike Badham
Brief (two to ten minutes) sessions presented either in-persoon or via Skype by individual vendor highlighting both fashion and soft goods, as well as hardgoods. This is your opportunity to feel like you have a virtual front row seat at ISPO Munich, the international ski & sport show.

5:00- 6:30 p.m.  TRADE EXPO indoor exhibits & cocktails

6:30 - 8:00 p.m.  Dinner with speaker

8:00 p.m.  Silent Auction & Movie Night
* Featuring ski clips from YouTube shown on the big screen.
* Everyone attending and exhibiting is asked to bring an item to donate to the CCSAA 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 bidders. The CCSAA Silent Auction is a fun way to snag a great souvenir for yourself or a gift for someone left home.


Monday, April 7

7:30 a.m.  Breakfast

9:00 - 11:30  Networking ski

Noon - 1:30 p.m.  Lunch with Speaker

1:30 - 2:45 

3:00 - 4:30 

4:30 - 5:15 p.m.

5:30 - 6:15   Fireside Chat

6:30 - 7:45   Dinner & Founder's Award Presentation.....

8:00 - 9:30

Tuesday, April 8

8:00 a.m. - Noon Departure & Airport Shuttles provided to guests compliments of Lone Mountain Ranch.


Conference Presenters

Reese Brown...Nordic Director for SnowSports Industries America

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Herb Davis....Herb Davis has nordic ski credentials going back to 1976 with full PSIA certification. He's respected for his considerable talent as an instructor, coach, and staff trainer. Herb instructed at Yosemite National Park and Galena Lodge; co-owned and operated a nordic center at Bridger Bowl; coach and program director for Bridger Ski Foundation; US Ski Team Western Regional coach; U.S. Ski Team coach at World University Games; ski school director for Showdown, Lone Mountain Ranch, and Moonlight Basin; member and coach of PSIA Nordic Team from 1988 - 2000; has written several Nordic Manuals for PSIA and U.S. Ski Coaches Association; and spent years on contract with the Department of Defense training Special Forces in skiing, mountain warfare and mountain survival.

Gary Sjoquist....Gary works for Quality Bicycle Products and is a recognized leader in advocacy efforts for bikers gaining access to trails across the nation for both mountain bikes and snow bikes. He's the keynote speaker and organizer of the Fat Bike Summit.

Joe Brown....Joe spearheaded efforts to open the Methow Valley Sport Trails Association's trails to snow bikes. He's a nordic skier and groomer with "butt on a bike" experience with fat tire bikes on the MVSTA trails.

Peter Ashley....

Cara MacDonald...
Rianna Davidson
Wayne Iseri
Brian Fowler
Mike Hussey

Discussion Facilitators
Denise Wade
JoJo Toeppner
Michael Badham

PSIA Demo Team
Scotty McGee
Herb Davis

Special Guest
JoePete Wilson - CCSAA Founder


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