August, 2020

SkiTOPS Steep Thoughts:
Tour Operator 411

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SkiTOPS Steep Thoughts:
Tour Operator 411

Join us Thursday August 13th from 3:00 - 4:00 pm MDT to learn firsthand what our Tour Operator partners are hearing directly from their clients. How is the coronavirus impacting their bookings? And what their clients want to know to keep them safe and secure booking a mountain resort vacation.

Moderated by:
Brandon Quinn - CEO,

Esteemed Panel:
Amy Yearwood Crider - VP of Sales, Alpine Adventures
Marcie Hawks - VP Group Sales,
Ed Holofcener - President, Tours de Sport

We will open the chat for more questions to be asked from the membership
as time allows.
We hope to see you there!

June 24, 2020

Hello SkiTOPS Members!

The Board of Directors and Staff held our annual meeting virtually this week and we wanted to give you some updates on what direction we are heading in the future.

September Network / University Cancelled

We have decided to cancel the September Network / University in Park City this fall. We took a hard look at the restrictions in place in Utah and the challenges of hosting our event safely for you and decided cancelling was the best decision for our organization.

2021 - Mt. Bachelor, Oregon

Now that we are forgoing 2020 we are happy to announce the location for Network / University 2021, Bend / Mt. Bachelor, Oregon! Please save the dates of Sunday, March 28 - Thursday, April 1, 2021 at Riverhouse on the Deschutes. The community and resort have gotten together and are excited to show us an amazing time!

If you registered/paid for Network / University 2020, SkiTOPS will roll over your registration payment to the 2021 event. There will be an increase in registration fees for 2021 but when rolling over your registration payment, you will not be required to pay the increase.

Mark Your Calendars

We know membership has its privileges! To that end we will be offering a series of live calls to keep everyone up to date on what is happening with your companies. This FIRST "Steep Thoughts by SkiTOPS" Zoom Call will be held Thursday, August 13th at 3:00 pm MDT. More details to follow, we hope you can join us.

2022 Park City Part Deux

Since we have cancelled Park City 2020 we are happy to let you know we are planning to return to the resort for Network / University 2022! Please keep the dates of Sunday, March 20 - Thursday, March 24, 2022 available. We can't thank Vail Resorts and their partners enough for all the time and effort they put into planning for 2020 and know they will exceed our expectations for 2022!

Social Agenda

Lastly we would like you to know that the Social Committee is already in the planning stages for networking events to be held this fall keeping in line with local social restrictions. Keep an eye out for dates and locations to be announced but a few ideas we are pursuing: Park City, Lake Tahoe and Colorado.

We thank you for being an integral part of our organization during these challenging times and we hope you remain healthy and safe!

With gratitude and good health,

Rick Reichsfeld, SkiTOPS President
July 28, 2020

March 28 - April 1

A Message From Our Hosts:

We at Mt. Bachelor, along with our industry partners Visit Central Oregon and Visit Bend, are thrilled to share our winter ski experience with the SkiTOPS delegation for the 2021 conference!

In anticipation of welcoming you to our ski town, we've put together a little stoke video to give you a taste of the Bend and Mt. Bachelor lifestyle.

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Please check out our industry partners for more destination information.
We look forward to seeing you all in Bend in March!

Mt. Bachelor
Riverhouse on the Deschutes
Visit Central Oregon
Visit Bend
Wanderlust Tours

Registration Opens October 1, 2020

Network & University 2021

Registration for Network / University 2021
Will open October 1


Postponed to 2022
Park City, Utah


March 24-28, 2019
Telluride, Colorado

The Group at Network / University 2019

SkiTOPS is the leading membership organization for ski and mountain travel industry professionals in North America. This non-profit trade group is comprised of tour operators and industry suppliers working in partnership to bring recreationists; skiers, snowboarders and other outdoor enthusiasts to the diverse mountain destinations of North America. Through the annual Network & University conference and various member networking events throughout the year, SkiTOPS offers a warm and welcoming environment where relationships are established, fostered and nurtured.

The format for the Network & University conference, held each spring, includes contracting meetings between all buyers and all supplier members, buyer front-line reservations agent training by participating suppliers, educational forums and plenty of social networking among attendees at the meals, ski day and social functions.

The regional membership networking events in Denver, Park City, Vail and Lake Tahoe are informal social events where buyer and supplier members are able to get together and get to know their business partners.

Membership in SkiTOPS is offered at a reasonable price yielding a high rate of return on investment to its member businesses. SkiTOPS is by the industry and for the industry!


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Network & University 2021

March 28 - April 1, 2021
Mt. Bachelor, Oregon

Zoom Event - Thursday, August 13th at 3:00 pm MDT - Details TBA

Other social events are being developed at this time.

2020 Sponsors:

Vail Resorts

Deer Valley

Park City Chamber

RedAwning Solutions

East West Destination Hospitality

Ski Aspen Snowmass

Ski Copper Mountain

Christy Sports



CoWest Transportation

Expedia Media Solutions


Alpine Adventures

Ski Winter Park

Telluride Ski & Golf

Rage Unlimited