2019 Spring Conference Thank you


The Canada West Ski Areas Association 51st Annual Spring Conference returned to Whistler for a week of social and networking events, Canada’s largest Ski Industry Trade Show and tons of workshops, courses and conference sessions.

There were so many people that helped make this conference possible.
We are very grateful to all the sponsors that supported the conference, as well as those that donated to and purchased from the Small Areas Auction.

This year 57 sessions & courses were offered over three days!  Thank you to all the speakers, committee members and other volunteers who helped make it happen.

See you in Whistler next Spring!

Mark your calendars, for the next conference :

  • April 28-30, 2020 @ Fairmont Chateau Whistler

Thank you to the Conference Sponsors

With the generous support of the sponsors, this conference was made possible.
Please help support, those that support our conference – See all Sponsors!

Diamond Sponsors

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Highlights of the Conference

2019 CWSAA Awards

Congratulations to:

  • Peter Alder: recipient of the 2019 Jimmie Spencer Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • Danny Cox: recipient of the 2019 Jim Marshall Leadership Award.
  • Dan Wilson: 2019 recipient of the Lars Fossberg Excellence Award.

For more on the 2019 Awards recipients, check out the News Release in The Canada West Way.

2019/20 Board of Directors

Thank you to the members of the volunteer CWSAA Board of Directors.  Take a look at all positions and members on the Board webpage.

During this year’s AGM all CWSAA Directors up for nomination, let their names stand for re-election and were acclaimed for another two year term.

Speakers / Sessions

This year 57 sessions & courses were offered over three days!  Thank you to all the speakers, committee members and other volunteers who helped make it happen.

More fun times

We’re all about serving our members

Thank you to everyone for sharing this week with us.  We love getting to know all our members during the conference, and look forward to serving you throughout the year!

Special acknowledgements to Penny for volunteering her time to help out the conference team, and Kelly for working with us for the past seven years to ensure the conference runs smoothly.

– Sincerely: Dawn, Christopher, Cynthia & Bruno

Small Areas Donors

Thank you to all those who donated prizes for the 2019 auction raising over $9000 for the Small Areas Assistance Fund:

Avalon Rentals
Big Rock Brewery
Black Hills Winery
Brain Trust Canada
CanaDream RV
Delta Kamloops

GreenStep Solutions
HUB International
Inter-Mtn Enterprises
Jasper Skytram
Misery Mountain
Mission Ridge
Mt Norquay
North Construction
Oak Creek, PistenBully
Pacific Coastal Airlines

Rabbit Hill
Revelstoke Mountain
Rigging Specialties
Selkirk College
Shames MMC
Snow Valley

A special thank you to the following members for their financial donations to support the following:

Small Areas Support:

  • SilverStar Mountain Resort
  • Whistler Blackcomb Mountain
  • MMC Shames Mountain
  • Inter-Mtn Enterprises
  • Inter-Mtn Testing
  • Doug Forseth

Sponsors of the 2019 CWSAA Conference: