Snow Sports Conference at Snowmass
Snowmass Village is located in the Pitkin County of Colorado, and was transformed into a ski by Bill Janss and DRC Brown in the year 1966. Over the years the resort developed into one of the most popular skiing and snowboarding destinations for local and international snow sport enthusiasts. It cemented its name into history with the accidental discovery of a Pleistoncene ecosystem that dates back to the ice age, in 2010. This year another historic event will take place at Snowmass Village, the 50th anniversary of the Professional Ski Instructors of America and American Association of Snowboard Instructors.
Even though the techniques and equipment might have changed over the years, the passion and devotion to the sport has not. The celebration to honor the pioneers of the sport, the changes that snow sport has undergone and the future that lies ahead, began on the 4th and ends on the 9th of April 2011. And it is more than just seven days of talks and seminars. The Professional Ski Instructors of America and American Association of Snowboard Instructors have always prided themselves on training instructors in a variety of disciplines, at a very high standard, ensuring that instructors have the ability to train new winter sport lovers correctly and safely. An estimated five hundred and fifty guests will be attending, with a banquet for the guests to enjoy.
The three thousand acres of terrain at Snowmass will most certainly not be wasted, with skiing and snowboarding fun being worked into the schedule. Sara Nakon, Membership Director of the Professional Ski Instructors of America and American Association of Snowboard Instructors, commented: “This is the first time we’ve done an event of this magnitude. Snowmass is perfect for the 50/50 event with 3,000 acres of terrain, three other ski areas close by, and the availability of convenient banquet facilities and so many off-mountain venues for evening events and entertainment.”
National Sales Manager of Snowmass Tourism Groups and Meeting, Jim O’Leary, expressed his excitement in regard to the conference, saying, “Snowmass is honored to have been chosen by snowsports industry leaders as the venue for this conference and our team has been working behind the scenes for a year since we learned we would be hosting it to ensure that it executes flawlessly.”