Cutter's Camp

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The spring camp at Timberline, Mt. Hood is a 5-day, all-inclusive program. Registration packages include four nights lodging, all meals, classroom sessions, on-hill building and coaching, airport transfers, networking activities, trip to Windells, grooming demos and welcome bag.

(image) New this year, Cutter’s Camp has partnered with Pro Academy to offer a facilitated training module to provide campers with knowledge ranging from the technical functions and controls of a snow groomer to correct operation and the basics of snow grooming. Campers who elect to participate in this arrival day session will receive a Pro Academy certificate following completion of the course. They will also take home a discount code for operators at their home resorts to participate in the Pro Academy online training modules. This training session will be conducted by a certified Pro Academy trainer and is only available at Cutter’s Camp.

REGISTER NOW FOR CUTTER'S CAMP 2019, SPACE IS LIMITED AND FILLED ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS.

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TRAVEL INFORMATION:

The nearest airport is Portland airport (PDX). Timberline Lodge is 90 minutes from the airport. Campers are provided airport transfers throughout the day on Monday, May 13th and Friday, May 17th. There are also numerous rental car companies available at the airport. If campers would like to arrive a day early to check out Timberline's parks or surrounding areas, Timberline has arranged special room rates with lift tickets.


2019 Schedule-at-a-Glance

MONDAY, MAY 13
10am-5pm: Registration and Airport Transfers
9am-3pm: Free ski/ride
12pm-4pm: Grooming demos with PistenBully and Prinoth
1:30-4:30pm: Pro Academy Training
5pm-6pm: Fireside Chat Session
6pm -11pm: Dinner and Welcome Party

TUESDAY, MAY 14
7:30am-8:30am: Breakfast
8am-12pm: On-hill building / Workshops / Classroom Sessions
12pm-1pm: Lunch
1pm-5pm: On-hill bulding / Workshops / Classroom Sessions
6pm-10pm: Dinner and networking activities

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15
7:30am-8:30am: Breakfast
8am-12pm: On-hill bulding / Workshops / Classroom Sessions
12pm-1pm: Lunch
1pm-5pm: On-hill bulding / Workshops / Classroom Sessions
6pm-10pm: Dinner and networking activities

THURSDAY, MAY 16
7:30am-8:30am: Breakfast
8am-12pm: On-hill bulding / Workshops / Classroom Sessions
12pm-1pm: Lunch
1pm-5pm: On-hill bulding / Workshops / Classroom Sessions
6pm-10pm: Dinner and networking activities

FRIDAY, MAY 17 (airport transfers all day)
7:30am-8:30am: Breakfast
9am-3pm: Free ski/ride

PACKAGE INFORMATION:

Registration packages are all-inclusive of lodging, meals, classroom sessions, on-hill building workshops, machine demos, airport transfers, drink tickets, welcome bag, and networking activities. Registration opens January 30. Questions about what's included in the package? Email sarah@saminfo.com.

Single: $1,925

Double: $1,520

Chalet: $1,365

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Learn more about the Cutter's Camp experience with an inside look at the 2018 program. Registration is open for 2019, we hope to see you there!

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Cutter's Camp 2018 Recap


The 16th annual Cutter’s Camp enjoyed a picture perfect week of weather at Timberline, Mt. Hood, Ore. The event welcomed terrain park professionals from around the world representing more than 60 resorts of all sizes. Discussions were lively and productive thanks to all attendees sharing the same passion—to ensure that resorts both big and small run safe and successful parks. The week was filled with on-hill building, educational workshops, networking, and camp activities.

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The five-day spring program for terrain park professionals features on-hill and classroom workshops, including the return of one-on-one on-hill operator coaching, Park Challenge workshops, and in-depth discussions on event ROI, communication, risk management, design, construction, and much more. Registration is now open for Cutter's Camp 2019.

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2019 SESSION HIGHLIGHTS:

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STAFFING: How to attract, develop, and retain machine operators. We will look at several case studies from resorts who have established a tiered system to train and check off skill sets that lead to better operators.


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COMMUNICATION: Communication is a soft skill that can often get overlooked. In this seassion experts and industry leaders will share what they have learned the ins and outs of effective communication whether it's communicating with marketing, mangement, or across departments.


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EVENTS: How to use park events as a tool for growth and inspire the stoke that leads to lifelong participation in winter sports.


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RISK MANAGEMENT: The in's and out's of policy and procedure will be examined with experts from leading insurance companies and ASDA attorneys. Questions on topics such as testing and documentation will be covered through interactive sessions and roundtable discussions.


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ONE-ON-ONE COACHING: Campers will have the opportunity to sharpen their operator skills during a four hour one-on-one session with one of our on-hill coaches to refine their building and maintenance techniques whether you have one year or ten years of experience.


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PARK MANAGEMENT & PLANNING: Campers will deep dive into a post-season assessment and pre-season planning for budgeting, staffing, training, fleet maintenance, events, and more.


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FLEET & SNOWDEPTH TECHNOLOGY: Advances in technology are changing the way terrain parks are built, groomed, and managed. It gives operators and managers more accuracy, accountability, and efficiency. In the classroom and in demos on-hill, we will take a closer look at all the technologies and tools available. Three of the leading fleet snow depth technology suppliers will be on-site providing real world case studies and demos.


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NEW! PRO ACADEMY OPERATOR TRAINING: Cutter's Camp has partnered with Pro Academy to offer a facilitated training module to provide campers with knowledge ranging from the technical functions and controls of a snow groomer to correct operation and the basics of snow grooming. Campers who elect to participate in this arrival day session will receive a Pro Academy certificate following completion of the course and take home a discount code for operators at their home resorts to participate in the Pro Academy online training modules. This session will be conducted by a certified Pro Academy trainer and is only available at Cutter's Camp.


THE FOLLOWING TOPICS ARE ALSO COVERED AT CAMP THROUGH SESSIONS AND INTERACTIVE WORKSHOPS:


· Risk management
· Financial planning
· Hosting successful events and contests
· Design and construction of snow- and man-made features
· Pre- and post-loss risk management strategies
· Social media and parks
· Snow science
· NSAA Freestyle Terrain Resource Guide practicum
· Strategies for increasing participation
· Measuring ROI
· Progression
· Machine operation and maintenance
· Staff and guest education

…and much, much more.


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Register for Cutter's Camp, May 13-17, 2019 at Timberline, Oregon.