2021 Fall ASM

ASM Virtual Fall Division Meeting

September 28 & 29, 2021

Regular Rate:  $20 plus taxes per person

ASM Meeting Agenda

Tuesday September 28

Presenter:

Jason Paterson, CWSAA ASM Division Chair

How do we manage the expectations of locals and the expected return of destination guests. How do ski areas retain the many families that took up skiing and riding for the first time last winter. This session explores consumer insights and shares ideas from an experienced panel of ski areas.

Presenters:

Mathew Stone, Stone-Olafson
Paul Pinchbeck, Canadian Ski Council
Derek Look, Rabbit Hill
Brian Rode, Marmot Basin

Angela Nagy from GreenStep will share best practices results and recommendations from the recent CWSAA survey. A facilitated discussion will identify the needs and next steps for the industry initiative.

Presenter:

Angela Nagy, GreenStep

With many industries facing a labour shortage, what solutions are ski areas implementing to overcome the challenge. The session will review advocacy efforts to increase recruitment, and learn from a panel discussion on how they have attracted new domestic workers and scaled their operations to adapt to current labour market supply.

Presenters:

Darren Reeder, Tourism Industry Association of Alberta
Jamie Dowla, Cando
Dave Schebek, The Lake Louise Ski Area
Bob McCullagh, Calgary Stampede

A panel of ski areas will share practical and effective examples on what and how to communicate the benefits of skiing and riding to schools, parents, and other authorities. Canadian Ski Council’s Paul Pinchbeck will introduce the new Skiing in Schools Toolkit for ski areas.

Presenters:

Katherine Seleski, Pass Powderkeg Ski Area
Doug Pettigrew, Rabbit Hill
Paul Pinchbeck, Canadian Ski Council

Wednesday September 29

Presenter:

Jason Paterson, CWSAA ASM Division Chair

What do managers need to plan for this season in light of variants and new waves. Hear from workplace regulators on what they anticipate and need to consider in the winter ahead.

Presenter:

Lisa Chen, Alberta OH&S

Hear from Deborah Nilsen, Industry Specialist with Alberta WCB on how the industry classifications are determined and how they are changed. Learn about current claims and injury stats and what this means for premiums. The session concludes with discussion on next steps industry should action.

Presenter:

Deborah Nilsen, Alberta WCB

After 50 meetings with ski areas through the Exclusion of Liability safety and education project, CWSAA has prepared an overview of examples of implementation, opportunities, core principles for the ski industry Exclusion of Liability program.  The session will cover the role of various departments in Exclusion of Liability.

Presenter:

Cynthia Thomas, CWSAA

Ryan Anderson, lawyer, Mathews Dinsdale & Clark will make a presentation on mandatory vaccinations in the workplace. The session will address other key safety and risk management issues and legal outcomes impacting the ski industry.

Presenters:

Ryan Anderson, Mathews, Dinsdale, Clark LLP
Todd Lee, Miles Davison LLP