SAM Magazine—Natick, Mass., Feb. 1, 2018—Registration is now open for 16th annual spring session of Cutter's Camp, May 14-18, 2018, at Timberline, Mt. Hood, Ore. The weeklong spring program for terrain park professionals features on-hill and classroom workshops, including the return of one-on-one customized operator coaching, Park Challenge workshops, and terrain park operations check list.
The program will continue to focus on management and technology, covering business topics relevant to park managers along with technology updates to the latest machines from PistenBully and Prinoth, as well as snow and fleet management systems. Each manufacturer will have grooming machines on site for participants to demo and use during on-hill coaching sessions. Campers will also participate in an on-hill practicum for the NSAA Freestyle Terrain Resource Guide.
Sessions to be covered at the spring session of Cutter’s Camp include:
• Lessons learned from terrain park court cases
• Creating a budget and financial planning for park programs
• Hosting successful events and contests in your park
• Design and construction of snow- and man-made features
• Pre- and post-loss risk management strategies for your park program
• Social media and parks
• Snow science: how to get the most from your product
• Signage update
• Strategies for growing participation
• Machine operation and maintenance
• Staff and guest education
...and much, much more.
For the past 15 years, Cutter’s Camp has fostered an open dialogue between terrain park managers, park staff, industry experts, and suppliers from around the world. It is the premier venue for all parties to share industry best practices on park safety, risk management, design, construction, machinery, marketing, events, operations, and management.
As one camper summed up his week-long experience in 2017, "It has been so amazing, meeting all of these park professionals. I learned so much and gained many positive perspectives. Everyone has been very supportive and helpful. I am excited to go home and apply my new knowledge and skills to my park. This camp really encouraged a positive and real vibe that feels like a family. My eyes have been opened. I hope I get to come back every year. I am forever grateful for this experience."
Visit www.cutterscamp.com for details and registration 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.