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November 2019

On the Road :: November 2019

Summer Ops Camp, regional shows, Mountain Technology Symposium.

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Summer Ops Camp Gatlinburg, Tenn., Sept. 3-5

nov19 otr soc 01Campers about to embark on the zip line tour at CLIMB Works Smoky Mountains.

nov19 otr soc 02Bogus Basin’s Brad Wilson (center) learns about new video technology from REVL.

nov19 otr soc 03Ober Gatlinburg’s Kate Barido talks e-bikes with QuietKat’s Justin Roach.

nov19 otr soc 04Breakfast at Anakeesta came with a full helping of spectacular Great Smoky Mountains views. Getting their fill here are (left to right) Tami Velasquez, Eldorado Climbing Walls; Richard Wren, Boyne Resorts; Rick Kahl, SAM; and Robert Kemp, WildPlay Ltd.

nov19 otr soc 05A zip line that can turn corners—the technology behind the world’s first Switchback rail-to-cable ride at Lumberjack Feud—could be a game-changer.

nov19 otr soc 06Campers grab dinner after a seven-coaster tour courtesy of Wiegand.

nov19 otr soc 07Sunset stroll across the SkyBridge at Gatlinburg SkyLift.


nov19 otr msaa 01Bolt Depot’s Paige Mathewson and Jason Borque stand ready to talk nuts and bolts, literally.

nov19 otr msaa 02Paul Swanson of PistenBully (and previously of Tucker), also a former manager of the Midwest Ski Association, forerunner of MSAA, was honored with the Jim VanderKelen Achievement Award.

nov19 otr msaa 04MSAA president and executive director Amy Reents speaks to a packed room.

nov19 otr msaa 05Getting up close with the latest equipment at the trade show.

nov19 otr msaa 03(L to R) Jon Rucker, HEAD; Mike Bisner, AXESS; and PSIA/AASI president Nick Herrin.

New England Summit Sunday River, Maine, Sept. 10-11

nov19 otr nes 01(L to R) ASDA attorneys Tim Tapley, Tom Quarles, and Tom Aicher with NSAA’s Dave Byrd and Jay Scambio of Loon Mountain Resort, N.H.

nov19 otr nes 02A group of Mount Snow alumni catch up at the show: (L to R) SAM’s Dave Meeker; Vail Resorts’ Greg Fisher; Doug Daniels of ONIGA; and NSAA president Kelly Pawlak.

nov19 otr nes 03SAM’s Olivia Rowan catches up with Courtney Lowe of the Woodstock Inn and Suicide Six, Vt.

nov19 otr nes 04The NASJA Communicators Camp packed the room.

nov19 otr nes 05Gunstock’s Greg Goddard and Dave Belin of RRC check out the trade show.

ISKINY/PSAA Expo Hunter Mountain, N.Y., Sept. 16-18

nov19 otr sany 01(L to R) Karl Kulberg of Mount Peter; Tim Bruce and Ryan Patrick of Safehold Special Risk; and Olivia Rowan, SAM Magazine, are all smiles at the trade show.

nov19 otr sany 02im Blazer accepts the SANY Hall of Fame award from Windham Mountain’s Chip Seamans and Holiday Valley’s Dennis Eshbaugh.

nov19 otr sany 03MountainGuard’s Tim Barnhorst and SANY president Scott Brandi take the show very seriously.

nov19 otr sany 04High Peak Group’s Paul Thallner; Casey Parliament of InTouch; and SAM’s Sarah Borodaeff talk about leadership development.

nov19 otr sany 05The trade show hall was abuzz as attendees prep for winter.

nov19 otr sany 06Skytrac’s Maynard Russell and “Idea Files” mastermind Sam Geise catch up over some beverages.

Mountain Technology Symposium Jay Peak, Vt., Oct. 2-4

nov19 otr mts 01Attendees participate in roundtable dicussions.

nov19 otr mts 02Organizer Chris Jaquet of Telluride opens the conference with a discussion on the future of technology in the industry.