SAM Magazine—Natick, Mass., June 20, 2018—Registration is open for SAM’s ninth annual Summer Ops Camp, a series of seminars, workshops, and site visits that explore the state of the art in summer operations. Camp also provides a great opportunity to get hands-on with a wide range of summer activities, and to explore product offerings with a diverse group of suppliers. This year’s event is being held at Aspen Snowmass, Colo., Sept. 4-6.
If you can say "yes" to any of the statements below, Summer Ops Camp may be a valuable experience for you:
• Are looking to start a summer operation at your resort?
• Do you want to add new attractions to your existing summer adventure park?
• Are you looking for ways to maximize revenues from your existing summer attractions and activities?
• Would it be helpful to connect with peers who are also in the summer game?
• Would expert advice on capital planning, design, construction, and management of your summer ops be useful?
• Do you want to see and try the latest in summer activities?
In addition to a full schedule of on-hill workshops, classroom seminars, and product demos, attendees will experience the brand new "Lost Forest" at Snowmass’ awe-inspiring, mid-mountain Elk Camp.
This multiple-activity center encompasses an award-winning mountain bike park, a canopy zip tour, the Breathtaker Alpine Coaster, a treetop aerial adventure course, a state-of-the-art climbing experience, disc golf, fishing, and more—all with the stunning Maroon Bells as a backdrop. A Vendor Showcase and breakfast each morning allows attendees to meet one-on-one with suppliers in an informal, casual setting.
“We are thrilled to host the 2018 SAM Summer Ops Camp at Aspen Snowmass this coming September,” said Katie Ertl, Aspen Snowmass senior vice president–mountain operations. “As the industry puts greater attention toward summer operations, we welcome the opportunity to spend time with like-minded peers. Relationship building, sharing ideas, and discussions of continuous improvement will benefit individuals, teams, and the industry. We look forward to the continued conversation around growth and sustainability.”
"Aspen Snowmass and its surrounding area is a premier location for Summer Ops Camp attendees to study four-season mountain operations,” said SAM publisher Olivia Rowan. “The hands-on format of Summer Ops Camp ensures attendees interact on many levels with colleagues, experts and manufacturers over the course of the three days. The result is always positive and productive with many takeaways, trial, and thought-provoking discussion with industry peers."
Visit www.summeropscamp.com for more information and to register. Space is limited, so we encourage you to register early.