Steep Thoughts by SkiTOPS 411 -
Properties, Transportation & Rental Equipment

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It Happened, Thursday, December 10 - 1:00 pm MST

We focused on Properties, Transportation, Rental Equipment and how they are handling the "new normal".

Our moderator Brandon Quinn broke the ZOOM event into three segments to give our tour operator, agent and supplier members insight into how our partners are moving forward.

The panel that represented each segment:

  • Kris McKinnon
  • Lindsay Cagley
  • East West Hospitality
    Limelight Hotels
  • Melanie Marier
  • Canyon Transportation
    Ski Rentals:
  • Kathy Elliott
  • Ian Prichard
  • Mike Cremeno
  • Christy Sports
    Black Tie Ski Rentals
    Ski Butlers

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    Deceember 10, 2020

    Dear SkiTOPS Members,

    Happy holidays to each of you and I wish you and your families good health and good times together in the coming New Year.

    Our Industry has been dealing with some challenging times, as you all know so well. Your SkiTOPS board of directors has been working closely with Visit Central Oregon, Visit Bend, Mt. Bachelor and The Riverhouse resort, discussing the current protocols and restrictions in place.

    Unfortunately, at this time everyone involved in the planning does not feel that we can successfully hold the Network in Bend this March. We looked closely at dates for later in the Spring or Fall and just do not feel that it is feasible at this time to reschedule in 2021.

    We are currently working on cancelling Network with Bend and we will reach out to you soon with rollover policies to move registrations already made to Park City Network 2022. This will ensure that our organization remains intact and can best serve you, our SkiTOPS Members.

    We are looking forward to having the next SkiTOPS Network / University in Park City in March of 2022. SkiTOPS will be hosting more Steep Thoughts and local mixers in various locations in the coming months, so please plan to attend. We look forward to seeing everyone's faces soon.

    We hope to reschedule Network / University 2023 in Bend and we will have more information on this in the coming months.


    Rick Reichsfeld
    SkiTOPS President


    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

    Other social events are being developed at this time.

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    Vail Resorts

    Deer Valley

    Park City Chamber

    RedAwning Solutions

    East West Destination Hospitality

    Ski Aspen Snowmass

    Ski Copper Mountain

    Christy Sports



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    Expedia Media Solutions


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    Ski Winter Park

    Telluride Ski & Golf

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