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Virtual and In-Person for Summer and Fall 2021

From the cancellation of events in early 2020 to the move to virtual over the past year, we’ve changed the way we conference. However, with vaccination rates rising, the return of in-person events is hopefully in the not-too-distant future. Webinar copy

To help navigate this still uncertain landscape, SAM pulled together a chronological list of online conferences, educational events, and tradeshows, as well as in-person events planned for the fall.  

Please email if any industry events are missing from this list. We’ll keep it updated, along with our calendar, at

April 2021

April 20-22, 2021 
Pacific Northwest Ski Areas Association (PNSAA) Spring Operations Conference and Tradeshow

April 26-29, 2021
2021 Canada West Ski Areas Association (CWSAA) Virtual Spring Conference

May 2021

May 3-6, 2021
Rocky Mountain Lift Association Conference (RMLA)

Thursdays, May 6 - June 3, 2021 (2 p.m. EDT)
ASSQ’s « Rendez-vous virtuels »
Virtual (french only)

May 10-14, 2021 
International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Institute for Attraction Managers

Tuesdays, May 18­–Aug. 3, 2021
Lift Maintenance Seminar (LMS) Virtual Learning Series

May 19–July 7
Ski Area Vehicle Maintenance Institute (SAVMI)

May 25-27
Inntopia's Insights Online

June 2021

June 7-11, 2021
National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) National Convention

June 14-17, 2021
Intermountain Ski Area Association Conference
Sun Valley, Idaho

August 2021

Aug. 15-18, 2021
Midwest Ski Areas Association (MSAA) Summer Meetings & Trade Show/
In person – Grand Geneva Resort & Spa 

Aug. 24-26, 2021
Ski California Lift Maintenance and Operations Education Conference
In person – The Village at Squaw Valley, Calif.

September 2021

Sept. 13-15, 2021
New England Summit
In person – Sunday River, Maine 

Sept. 20-22, 2021
Ski Areas of New York – Pennsylvania Ski Areas Association (SANY – PSAA) Expo
In person – Location TBA 

November 2021

Nov. 5-7, 2021
Snowbound Rockies Festival
In person – Denver, Colo. 

Nov. 18-21, 2021
Snowbound New England Festival
In person – Boston, Mass. 


Snowsports Industries America (SIA) continues to host educational forums on inclusivity and climate, among other topics. Stay up to date with its events here:

PSIA-AASI continues to host educational online events and training. Stay up to date here: