Snow Conference

Colorado Ski Country USA
37th Annual Snowmaking and Slope Maintenance Conference & Trade Show

April 4 – April 6, 2017

Two Rivers Convention Center
Grand Junction, Colorado

Registration will open on February 1, 2017


The Annual Snowmaking and Slope Maintenance Conference & Tradeshow provides snow professionals with information from experts and suppliers on the latest snowmaking and slope maintenance technology, offers resort management and staff the ability to network, and creates the unique opportunity for snowmaking and slope maintenance professionals to learn about industry resources throughout the state, region, country and the world. We also recognize the top achievers in the Colorado ski industry through the Lifetime Achievement Award, Snowmaker of the Year, Groomer of the Year and Terrain Master of the Year Finalists and Nominees.

Schedule of Events:


 TUESDAY, April 4, 2017

8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Two Rivers Convention Center Atrium

Snow Confernce Award Nominee Interviews
Location TBD

12 – 1 p.m.

Whitewater & Kannah Creek Rooms

1 – 2 p.m.

Nominee Round Tables
Meet this year’s Snow Conference Nominees
and find out what makes them the best at what they do.  

Rooms TBD

2 – 3:30 p.m.

Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Winch Cat Safety & Standardization Pros/Cons Round Table 
Teambuilidng, Personal Responsibility, Comradery
Interdepartmental Communication

Rooms TBD

3:45 – 5 p.m.

General Session*
Whitewater & Kannah Creek Rooms 

5 – 7 p.m.

Trade Show & Welcome Reception
Gunnison River Room & Colorado River Room II 

 wedneSDAY, april 5, 2017

8 – 8:30 a.m.

Please enjoy the complimentary breakfast at your hotel.

8:30 – 9:45 a.m.

Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Snow Depth Technology
Avalanche Pack Roller
Jump Measurements & Terrain Park Notebook

Rooms TBD 

10 – 11:45 a.m.

General Session
Whitewater & Kannah Creek Rooms

12 – 1 p.m.

Grab and Go Lunch Provided 

1 – 7 p.m.

Snow Conference Activities

Golf Tournament
Adobe Creek National Golf Course
Shotgun Start at 1:00 pm

Mountain Biking
Trail TBD
Meet at the trailhead ready to ride by 1:00 pm

Tour at Leitner Poma
Leitner Poma
Sign up at Registration if interested, close-toed shoes required

Dirt Biking
Trail TBD
Talk to Chris Cipolletti for more information

7 – 9 p.m.

Snow Conference Awards Banquet
Melanie Mills, President & CEO, Colorado Ski Country
Creek Rooms

Thursday, April 6, 2017

8 – 8:30 a.m.

Hotel Check Out + Coffee
Please check out and enjoy the complimentary breakfast at your hotel.

8:30 – 9:45 a.m.

General Session
Snow. Make it. Move it. Master it. The season in review with a panel discussion. Attendees can expect a open discussion with snowmaking, grooming and terrain park leaders from around the state that make up the CSCUSA Snow Conference committee.

Whitewater & Kannah Creek Rooms

10 – 11:30 a.m.

Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Efficiencies & Cats
Google Sketch-Up

Rooms TBD 

11:45 a.m – 12:45 p.m.

Concurrent Summer Breakout Sessions
Summer Snowmaking Maintenance
Forestry & Log Management
Summer Park Management

Rooms TBD 

12:45 p.m – 1:45 p.m.

General Session + Lunch
Creek Rooms 

*Resort employees only please.                              

**More details will be added as they become available.**


Snow Conference Home

Snow Conference Registration

Travel & Lodging Information

Trade Show & Sponsorship Information

Snow Conference Award Nominations

Snow Conference Speakers


For more information about the event, or to sign up as a trade show participant or sponsor, please contact Katherine Rainbolt at or 303.866.9728.

Written material may be mailed to:

Attn: Snow Conference
Colorado Ski Country USA 
3773 Cherry Creek North Drive
Suite 955
Denver, CO 80209