2014 ISKINY-PSAA EXPO Featured Speakers and Seminars

Mark your calendar to attend the ISKINY-PSAA EXPO On September 22-24 at Hunter Mountain in Hunter New York. Hunter is centrally located and our most convenient EXPO location from all points on the compass.

This year the 2014 ISKINY-PSAA EXPO will feature multiple tracks including Management, Operations (ski school, ski patrol, lifts, rentals tec.) Marketing/Sales, Risk Management and also feature the NSAA Fall Workshops. The ever-popular General Managers Q&A moderated by NSAA President Michael Berry will be offered along with the lively Marketing Roundtable. We plan on 5 - 6 seminars for each subject track listed above.

Ken Adams, Commissioner of New York State Empire State Development will be speaking at the EXPO.

Returning this year will be the NSAA Fall Education Series Workshops led by Dave Byrd and sponsored by MountainGuard incuding topics such as Tubing Operation Risks; Terrain Park updates covering new signage and case reviews; Surveillance systems improving Risk Management Affordably and more.

Sid Roslund, Director of Technical Services at NSAA will cover proposals for the next revision of ANSI B77.1, Ski Industry Standards and a year in review on trends in operations concerning ropeways.

Jennifer Rowan of Ski Area Management will present Keeping Kids Happy (and Learning) on Snow and Program Description: Terrain-Based Learning, Changing the Way North American Ski and Snowboard Schools Teach 

Joe Hession of Snow Operating LLC will present Terrain-Based Learning, Changing the Way North American Ski and Snowboard Schools Teach.

SANY will offer a Self-Directed Lift Maintenance Program class as well.

Speakers include Michael Berry, Dave Byrd and Sid Roslund of NSAA; Dave Belin of RRC Associates; Mark Petrozzi of Alpen Risk; Dick Tapply of New Foundations Consulting; Steve Zweig of the Rietz Law Firm; Dave Gibson of Propeller Media Works; Kari Hoffman and Darcy Norfolk of Ad Workshop and Samantha Rufo of nxtConcepts, Ltd.; Jennifer Rowan of Ski Area Management Magazine and Joe Hession of Snow Operating, LLC.

More seminars and speakers to be added soon.

Of course expect excellent networking opportunities with over 6 hours of trade show time and our end of event Woodstock themed party can’t be missed as well as the Golf Tournament at Windham Country Club.



At the ISKINY-PSAA EXPO we have plenty of opportunities for sponsorship available. There are four different levels that are affordable.  Sponsorships come with many benefits depending on the level and all get their pick of the prime booth spaces as they are available. Read on for more information on EXPO sponorship.

SANY Self-Directed Lift Maintenance Training Program (SLMTP) - 2014

One of Ski Areas of New York (SANY) key responsibilities is to provide training and education to our membership. Examples of our past efforts include Disney Institutes, Public Relations with Reputation Strategies, NSAA Fall Education Series, The Marketing Roundtable and of course the annual EXPO. Last year we launched a lift maintenance program that was very well attended.

The SANY lift maintenance program was hugely successful in 2013 and we moving forward with the 2014 program. The program is not membership exclusive, we are extending an invitation to the entire New York State Ski Resort Community to participate. We want all to join us in sharing the knowledge and expertise of our instructors and attendees. There is no cost to attend, we encourage you to bring as many personnel as you like. This will be year two of the six year program with Woods Valley, Gore, Hunter, Bristol, Kissing Bridge and Holiday Valley acting as hosts.

Please see the schedule below and under the SLMTP menu for the list of classes and locations.